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 501Introduction to Public Health4
MPH 503Biostatistics4
MPH 506Research Methods in Public Health4
MPH 511Epidemiology4
MPH 521Introduction to Environmental Health4
MPH 531Public Health Policy4
MPH 561Public Health Education4
HMS Core Courses
HMS 501Critical Perspectives in Human Services4
HMS 502Interviewing and Assessment Skills in Human Services4
HMS 511Social Policy and Human Services4
HMS 516Ethics and Professional Development4
Internship Requirement
MPH 581Internship 11-4
Elective Courses
MPH Electives8
Select any MPH 500-level course 2
HMS Electives12
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 30
HMS Closure
HMS 585HMS Capstone4
Total Hours69-72