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." We expand the capacity of our faculty, students and communities through collaboration to eliminate health inequities.

Vision

Achieving health equity in Flint and beyond

Values

Diversity, Inclusion & Equity

Assurance of Social Justice

Ethical Practice

Professionalism

Community and Partnerships 

Local-Global Synergy

The power of knowledge through teaching, research and service

Goals

Cultivate and sustain a high quality, diverse educational program and environment.

Conduct and disseminate research to advance knowledge and address health inequities.

Engage faculty and students in public health service.

Improve the health of Flint and beyond through community engagement.

Monitor and improve organizational development to support a high quality program.

MPH Core Competencies

  1. Analyze appropriate data sets for a specific public health issue.
  2. Apply statistical reasoning and methods in addressing, analyzing and solving problems in public health.
  3. Conduct descriptive and inferential techniques to describe patterns of disease and injury in human populations.
  4. Critique and evaluate the strengths and biases of health reports.
  5. Identify the social and behavioral determinants that affect health of individuals and populations.
  6. Evaluate how behavioral, social, and cultural factors relate to individual and population health and health disparities.
  7. Apply appropriate theoretical constructs in the development of intervention strategies specific to health issues.
  8. Assess federal and state regulatory programs, guidelines and authorities that control environmental health issues.
  9. Develop specific recommendations/solutions to the negative human impact of environmental risks or toxins. 
  10. Apply management theory to identify, analyze and resolve problems in public health organizations.
  11. Demonstrate ethical choices, values and professional practices implicit in public health decisions when working on a team in a public health setting.
  12. Demonstrate cultural appropriateness through interaction with diverse individuals.
  13. Engage appropriately and effectively with diverse communities. 
  14. Demonstrate appropriate communication through delivery of health information to various audiences.

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: Analyze the principles of budgeting, management, and evaluation in organizational and community initiatives.

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 and/or present information to different audiences in-person, through information technologies, or through media channels; and strategically design the information and knowledge exchange process to achieve specific objectives.

Health Education & Promotion Program Evaluation: Write a grant proposal that presents the objectives, logic model, and methodology of an 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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