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  School of Public Health 2022-2024 Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Programs Population Mental Health Curriculum  


Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Curriculum (45 credits) - Population Mental Health

Students seeking the M.P.H. in population mental health degree must complete 45 credits of academic work with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0; earn no more than 9 credits bearing grades less than B; and complete the degree requirements within six years. Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.

CORE COURSES (18 credits)
  • PHCO 0501 - Health Systems and Policy
  • PHCO 0502 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology
  • PHCO 0503 - Introduction to Environmental Health
  • PHCO 0504 - Introduction to Biostatistics (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0505 - Social and Behavioral Health Sciences in Public Health
  • PHCO 0513 - Leadership and Management Essentials for Public Health
PRACTICUM (3 Credits)
Note: Students should review the Practice Experience webpage for information about Practicum.
  • PRAC 0715 - Applied Practice Experience (0 credits) [Prerequisite: APE Learning Agreement and select PHCO and concentration courses]
  • PRAC 0716 - Practicum Capstone (3 credits) [Prerequisite: Completion of the APE and Practicum Capstone Learning Agreement]
Review the School's Registration Calendar for important MPH Practice Experience Registration dates specific to PRAC 0715 and PRAC 0716.
    Note: Students should review the Course Descriptions in the School Catalog for specific information about prerequisites required for required courses and recommend electives.
    • HBSP 0581 - Adult Psychopathology for Public Health 
    • HBSP 0582 - Alcohol Use, Society, and Health: A Public Health Perspective 
    • HBSP 0652 - Program Planning and Evaluation
    • HBSP 0680 - Mental Health Services and Systems
    • HBSP 0681 - Stigma and Mental Health
    OTHER REQUIREMENTS (0 credits)
    • PRAC 0621 - Interprofessional Education (0 credits) [Fall/Spring]
    Students are required to register for and complete an Interprofessional Education activity prior to graduation.
    Students may choose elective courses from among other concentration courses, from courses within Rutgers School of Public Health, or other Rutgers graduate programs with faculty advisor approval.
    • HBSP 0600 - Health Behavior and Policy Research Design and Methods 
    • HBSP 0602 - Long Term Effects of Child Inequality & Adversity
    • HBSP 0603 - Mental Health and Aging
    • HBSP 0621 - Health Care Economics 
    • HBSP 0624 - Population Health & Public Policy 
    • HBSP 0653 - Modifying Health Behaviors 
    • HBSP 0654 - Public Health Communications/Risk Communication
    • HBSP 0655 - Social Marketing 
    • HBSP 0660 - Dissemination and Implementation Research for Health Promotion 
    • UGPH 0621 - Public Health and Health Disparities 
    • UGPH 0640 - LGBTQ Health: Global History & Context 
    • UGPH 0642 - LGBTQ Health and Health Disparities 
    • UGPH 0644 - Methods for Hard to Reach Populations 
    • UGPH 0646 - Transgender Health 
    • UGPH 0684 - Public Health Aspects of HIV Prevention & Care
    For additional information, contact RU-info at 732/932-info (4636) or
    Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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