MPH in Public Health Geographic Information Science offers courses in spatial analysis, computer-assisted cartography, geostatistics, and exploration and interpretation of geographic data as applied to public health, environmental justice and health equity. Internships and culminating experiences prepare students for careers as practitioners and researchers, or for pursuing doctoral degrees. Credits: 45

Graduates carry out spatial analysis of population health issues, computer-assisted cartography, spatial statistics, and exploration and interpretation of geographic data as applied to public health, environmental justice, and health equity.

 

Competencies

  • Synthesize theories, methods, and practice of public health GISc
  • Interpret and analyze cartographic information
  • Analyze geographic health data in terms of spatial distributions and associations with other variables
  • Identify, estimate, and analyze environmental exposures and evaluate their impacts on public health and social inequality
  • Effectively communicate geographic health information through oral, written and visual presentations

 

Curriculum

Core Coursework (15 credits) BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Society & Behavioral Health
HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management
Required Coursework (11 credits) EOHS 629 Environmental Health GISc Lab
EOHS 630 Principles of GISc for Public Health
EOHS 631 Spatial Analysis and Environmental Modeling for Public Health
EOHS 632 The Geography of Urban Health
Elective Coursework (12 credits) Four (4) electives chosen in consultation with academic advisor
Practice Experience (3 credits) PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork
Culminating Experience (3 credits) PUBH 698 Capstone Project
Total Credits Required for MPH 44

 

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Fall EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health 3
EOHS 629 Environmental Health GISc Lab 1
BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
Year 1 Spring CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Society & Behavioral Health 3
HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management 3
EOHS 630 Principles of GISc for Public Health 3
Elective I 3
Year 1 Summer PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork 3
Year 2 Fall EOHS 631 Spatial Analysis and Environmental Modeling for Public Health 4
Elective II 3
Elective III 3
Year 2 Spring PUBH 698 Capstone Project 3
Elective IV 3
EOHS 632 The Geography of Urban Health 3