University of Kansas MPH Program

1520 Summerfield Hall Drive Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-3161

MPH Program Overview

The University of Kansas currently has the sixth best public health grad degree in the entire country according to the prestigious US News and World Report. It is fully accredited and offers several different concentrations. The campus based program is 42 credit hours long with a practicum experience as the project’s capstone. Labwork is a major part of the program, and the program provides all the skills needed to thrive in nearly any type of public health position one could find.

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MPH Curriculum and Courses

There are five core courses that make up the backbone of the program. These are:

• Environmental Health
• Public Health Administration
• Epidemiology
• Biostatistics
• Social and Behavioral Sciences

Students will also take 12 hours of concentration specific courses. Concentration areas include:

• Social and Behavioral Health
• Environmental Health Sciences
• Biostatistics
• Public Health Management
• Epidemiology

These are very similar to the core courses, but the additional training is highly specialized. Five hours of general electives follow, and the course is culminated by a practicum experience worth six hours of credit.

MPH Admissions

Along with a bachelor’s or higher degree and a 3.0 GPA, each area of concentration also involves various prerequisite classes. These are:

• Epidemiology – Requires one semester of Calculus
• Public Health Management – Requires one semester of College Algebra
• Biostatistics – Requires Calculus I, II, and III as well as computer programming
• Social and Behavioral Health – Requires one semester of College Algebra
• Environmental Health Sciences – Requires one semester of College Algebra and two semesters of Undergrad Biology

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MPH Tuition and Financial Aid

Students enrolled in the MPH program will pay 3707 dollars for tuition as of the 2012-2013 semester. The tuition costs are expected to gradually increase as the years go by, and a chart is posted on the website to help students plan out their specific tuition costs.

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