Sep 18, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Health Education and Promotion - MPH


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Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences

Objectives

The online Master of Public Health (MPH) with an emphasis in Health Education and Promotion (HEP) at Utah State University equips students with the foundational competencies necessary for the practice of public health, including focused training in population health. The HEP MPH program trains students to be leaders in the field of public health by advancing education, research, practice, and advocacy. MPH graduates are well prepared for careers in health care settings, academic institutions, local, state, and federal health agencies, private industry, and non-profit organizations. Students receive training in program planning and evaluation, social determinates of health, health communication, quantitative and qualitative public health methods, health behavior, health policy, leadership, and systems thinking. Students also complete integrative, interprofessional, and applied learning experiences outside of the classroom to demonstrate mastery of public health competencies. The fully online HEP MPH is available on a part-time or full-time basis.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements can be found at the USU School of Graduate Studies  (apply at rgs.usu.edu/graduateschool/apply/). Students from any accredited undergraduate major are invited to apply. Students are required to submit scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants with four years or more of paid public health experience may submit a waiver for the entrance exam. Applicants are expected to have strong written and oral communication skills. At least two of the three letters of recommendation should be from academic faculty, if possible. Evidence of English proficiency may be required for some international students.

Students are expected to be admitted to the program as matriculated students before taking coursework leading to the degree.

Additional information about the Master of Public Health Degree-Health Education and Promotion Concertation may be obtained by contacting the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science or by visiting mph.usu.edu/degrees/health-education-and-promotion/.

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