2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Sep 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, Community and Public Health Practice Concentration, MPH


The Community and Public Health Practice concentration prepares students to apply public health sciences to promote social justice in a variety of settings and working with communities. Students gain skills in project planning and management, including ways to assess community needs and assets, address environmental challenges facing disadvantaged populations, and collaborate with communities to address social determinants of health and promote social justice. Students learn to value and encourage meaningful community participation and engagement in knowledge generation, and to identify and challenge repressive power structures impeding community self-determination. They gain qualitative and quantitative skills in research and programmatic intervention design and assessment, including management of resources and continuous improvement.

Program Learning Outcomes


  • Apply qualitative methods to assess community assets for addressing public health and environmental issues
  • Analyze how issues of power, race and ethnicity, sex and gender identity, and socioeconomic factors affect the development, implementation, and evaluation of community-based projects
  • Develop a research project proposal using mixed methods to address a public health problem affecting a specific community
  • Apply participatory project management strategies to improve the quality of programs and services in public health settings
  • Identify environmental health risks in vulnerable communities and examine strategies to reduce exposures

Major Requirements (45 Units)