About

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program is designed to address the needs of individuals who aim to promote and protect the health and well-being of human populations as public health professionals. Master’s degrees in public health are intended to prepare public health professionals for a broad range of positions within public health practice. There is currently increased demand throughout the world as the need and expectation for high quality public health services continues to grow. The UM-Flint MPH program is designed to enable students to excel in their chosen careers in the medical profession as both participants and leaders in the field. The program provides graduates the knowledge and skills necessary to develop broad-based and collaborative strategies to contribute to successfully resolving the public health challenges of not only today, but tomorrow as well.

Admission Information

Information for new PHHS graduate students

2015-2016 MPH Handbook

Mission

We are “Public Health in the Community.” Our diverse faculty offer a dynamic, community engaged educational experience to prepare public health leaders to work to reduce health inequities in underserved populations.

Vision

We will be known for our learning environment which is informed by the knowledge and experiences of our diverse student, faculty and community partners, who together develop achievable and innovative solutions to public health challenges within our city and beyond. Our solutions will be characterized by the synergy between multicultural local and global perspectives.

Values

Diversity:  Our diverse faculty and students bring their highly varied ideas, beliefs, and cultures to classroom interactions, scholarly activities, and community partnerships.

Social Justice: Our students and faculty engage in professional activities to reduce social disparities and health inequities in our communities.

Ethical Practice: Uphold high standards of honesty, integrity, and fairness in public health research, teaching, and service

Professionalism: Model the duties and responsibilities of public health consistent with the code of conduct for the field.

Community/Partnerships:  Engaging in mutually beneficial community collaborations built on respect, trust, and personal commitment to improve the public health status of local and global communities.

Global:  Create an educational synergy among domestic and international students, faculty, and communities that foster learning and practice opportunities that improve public health across cultures. 

MPH Core Competencies

Biostatistics
  • Identify and analyze appropriate data sets for a specific public health issue.
Epidemiology
  • Apply appropriate descriptive and inferential techniques to represent data.
Social Determinants of Health
  • Critique and disseminate current knowledge of public health issues.
Health Services Administration
  • Apply legal and ethical principles to identify solutions to public health issues.
Professionalism
  • Participate effectively on a team in a public health setting.
Environmental Health
  • Develop policies and/or plans that support individual and community environmental public health efforts.
Diversity and Social Justice
  • Appreciate cultural diversity through dialogue and the exploration of social justice.
Program Planning
  • Develop a population-based project or program for an agency in a surrounding community.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Apply theoretical constructs in the development of intervention strategies specific to health issues.
Health Services Administration
  • Analyze the effects of political, social, and economic policies on public health systems at the local, state, national and international levels.

MPH Health Administration Track Competencies

Health Information Management
  • Describe the major content areas of the health record, including administrative and demographic data, clinical data, and specialized content.
Financial Management
  • Understand the basic principles of accounting and financial management appropriate to the healthcare delivery system.
Healthcare Quality Management
  • Understand and apply the context and key principles associated with quality improvement in healthcare.
Legal Issues in Healthcare
  • Understand current legal implications of health policy and the impact the law has on those policies.

MPH Health Education Track Competencies

Program Planning and Implementation
  • Plan, implement, and manage health education programs.
Community Assessment
  • Develop and plan for community assessment.
Health Communication
  • Develop a strategic plan for a focused communication strategy that will be implemented within the local community.
Health Education & Promotion Program Evaluation
  • Write a grant proposal that presents the objectives, logic model, and methodology of a program evaluation.

Requirements

Public Health (Master in Public Health)

The UM-Flint MPH degree can be earned in one of two pathways:

  1. All required courses taken through the Flint Campus OR
  2. A combination of online courses taken from the Ann Arbor CFPH program and coursework through the Flint Campus.

Both options lead to the same Master of Public Health Degree awarded by the University of Michigan-Flint.

100% FLINT
Requirements.   A minimum of 42 credits as follows.

  1. Core courses (23 credits).
    HCR 500 - Epidemiology. 
    HED 540 - Health Education Theory and Strategies. 
    HED 547 - Biostatistics for Health Professionals. 
    HED 562 - Cultural Competence in Health Care. 
    PHS 500 - Social Determinants of Health.  
    PHS 501 - Public Health Administration and Policy. 
    PHS 520 - Environmental Health.  
  2. Health Education or Health Administration Concentration (12 credits).
    Health Education Concentration
    HED 541 - Program Planning and Program Design.  
    HED 543 - Community Assessment.   
    HED 545 - Health Communications. 
    HED 546 - Evaluation of Health Education and Promotion Programs. 
    Health Administration Concentration
    HCR 577 - Financial Management in Health Care. 
    HCR 578 - Healthcare Quality Management. 
    HCR 587 - Legal Issues in Health Care. 
    PHS 567 - Health Information Management.  
  3. Elective (3 credits).  From: HCR 505 , HCR 506 , HCR 511 , HCR 561 , HCR 621 , HED 542 , PHS 504 , PHS 531 ; or another course chosen with approval of the advisor.
  4. Practicum (3-6 credits).
    PHS 590 - Public Health Internship.  
  5. Capstone Experience (3 credits).
    PHS 595 - Public Health Capstone.  
  6. Grades of B- (2.7) or higher in all required courses.
  7. MPH Exit Survey

CFPH + FLINT
Requirements.   A minimum of 42 credits as follows.

  1. CEPH + UMF Core courses (22 credits).
    EPID 503 - Strategies and Uses of Epidemiology
    HBE/HED 503 - Introduction to Health Behavior Theory and Approaches
    BIOSTAT 503 - Introduction to Biostatistics
    EHS 500 - Principles of Environmental Health Care
    HED 562 - Cultural Competence in Health Care. 
    PHS 500 - Social Determinants of Health.  
    PHS 501 - Public Health Administration and Policy.  
  2. Health Education or Health Administration Concentration (12 credits).
    Health Education Concentration
    HED 541 - Program Planning and Program Design.  
    HED 543 - Community Assessment.   
    HED 545 - Health Communications. 
    HED 546 - Evaluation of Health Education and Promotion Programs. 
    Health Administration Concentration
    HCR 577 - Financial Management in Health Care. 
    HCR 578 - Healthcare Quality Management. 
    HCR 587 - Legal Issues in Health Care. 
    PHS 567 - Health Information Management.  
  3. CFPH Elective (3 credits).
    HMP 602 - Survey of the U.S. Health Care System 
  4. Practicum (3-6 credits).
    PHS 590 - Public Health Internship.  
  5. Capstone experience (3 credits).
    PHS 595 - Public Health Capstone.  
  6. Grades of B- (2.7) or higher in all required courses.
  7. MPH Exit Survey

 

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