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    In line with the mission of Eastern Washington University, the Master of Public Health program prepares future public health leaders to manage, develop, and re-orient health services to combat health inequalities and promote access and inclusion. The course focuses on developing leadership skills in an engaged, practical, and applied manner across the full spectrum of population health domains.

    This program is specifically aimed at entry level and early Public Health career professionals. EWU's MPH faculty aims to develop a public health orientation in students while at the same time equipping graduates with the skills, knowledge, and expertise to succeed in health care and allied systems. The MPH may also appeal to more established health practitioners seeking public health credentialing and/or those seeking particular training in public health to enhance their careers. 


    What will I study?

    The MPH Program is part of Eastern Washington University's College of Health Science & Public Health (CHSPH), which is located in Spokane. Most on-campus classes are held in the evening, and the program also offers a fully online degree option. The MPH program is a semester-based program with a tailored curriculum that emphasizes leadership in the public health arena.



    PUBH 560S Foundations in Epidemiology (3)

    PUBH  561S Social and Behavioral Epidemiology & Issues in Public Health (3)

    HSAD 540S Health Policy (3)

    PUBH 563S Research, Biostatistics and other ways of 'knowing' (3)

    PUBH 564S Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology & Response (3)

    PUBH 565S Combatting Health Inequalities (3)

    PUBH 500S Orientation to Public Health 1 (1)

    PUBH 501S Further History & Philosophy of Public Health  (1)

    PUBH 595S Internship (6)



    HSAD 520S Administration and Leadership in Health Services (4)

    HSAD 500S Healthcare Systems (4)

    HSAD 510S Health Law and Finance (4)

    PUBH 572S Health Risk Management and Response (3)

    PUBH 573S Health Program Planning, Evaluation and Process Improvement (3)

    PUBH 582S Professionalism in Public Health 1 (1)

    PUBH 583S Professionalism in Public Health 2 (1)

    PUBH 585S Research Project Proposal (1)

    PUBH 586S Research Project Preparation 2 (1)

    PUBH 587S Research Project (2)


    Electives (choose a minimum of one)

    PUBH 598S Seminar in Epidemiology (3)

    PUBH 594S Seminar in Health Promotion (3)

    HSAD 598S Seminar in Health Services Administration (4)

    PUBH 574S Seminar in Public Health Preparedness (3)


     Semester Credits are in brackets

    MPH Degree Plans

    Contact Information

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    668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Rm. 236
    Spokane, WA 99202

    phone: 509.828.1252
    fax: 509.828.1370

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