MPH/HMS Joint Degree

The MPH/HMS joint degree is a 72 credit hour master degree option that requires students to take 36 credit hours from MPH and 32 credit hours from HMS, plus a four hour internship from one of the departments. Students take core classes from both MPH and HMS, as well as elective courses. Closure exercises from both departments are required. Students must apply to both graduate departments to be eligible for the joint degree. All prerequisites from each department apply. Students are assigned an academic advisor in both departments.

Core Requirements
MPH Core Courses
MPH 501 Introduction to Public Health 4
MPH 503 Biostatistics 4
MPH 506 Research Methods in Public Health 4
MPH 511 Epidemiology 4
MPH 521 Introduction to Environmental Health 4
MPH 531 Public Health Policy 4
MPH 561 Public Health Education 4
HMS Core Courses
HMS 501 Critical Perspectives in Human Services 4
HMS 502 Interviewing and Assessment Skills in Human Services 4
HMS 511 Social Policy and Human Services 4
HMS 516 Ethics and Professional Development 4
Internship Requirement
MPH 581 Internship 1 4
or HMS 550 Internship
Elective Courses
MPH Electives 8
Select any MPH 500-level course 2
HMS Electives 12
Select three courses from one of the following concentrations:
Alcohol and Substance Abuse (blended curriculum)
Advanced Interviewing and Intervention
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse
Dual Diagnosis and Relapse Prevention
Child and Family Studies (blended curriculum)
Advanced Interviewing and Intervention
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
Child Abuse And Neglect
Treating Children from Diverse Populations
Family Dynamics and Intervention
Gerontology (blended curriculum)
Psychology Of Aging
Perspectives on Aging
Social Services Administration
Sociology of Death, Dying, and Bereavement
Aging And The Human Services
Grant Writing in Human Services
Social Service Administration (online curriculum)
Organizational Behavior
Staff Development and Supervision
Social Services Administration
Introduction to Nonprofit Management
Grant Writing in Human Services
Organization Dynamics
Human Resource Management
Marketing for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Fund Raising for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Closure Requirement
MPH Closure 3 0
HMS Closure
HMS 585 HMS Capstone 4
Total Hours 72