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  • The School of Public and Community Health Sciences offers two options for students interested in pursuing Public Health education: the Masters of Public Health (MPH) and the Certificate of Public Health (CPH).

  • The School of Public and Community Health Sciences graduated a total of 17 students in 2013.   10 graduated with a Master in Public Health and 7 with a Certificate of Public Health.

  • The School of Public and Community Health Sciences has received the maximum five years of accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), effective July 1, 2012.  We are the first nationally accredited public health program in the state of Montana.

Curriculum

The mission of the Curriculum Committee of the School of Public and Community Health Sciences (SPCHS) at the University of Montana is to develop and maintain a curriculum that is rigorous, current, accredited, and capable of producing graduates who will be prepared to contribute positively to public health institutions and efforts.

MPH

Master of Public Health

The MPH program requires the completion of 42 credits. Students in the MPH Program will take the 36 core credits, including a practicum, a professional paper, a portfolio, and 6 elective credits. Electives may be selected from a wide variety of online and campus-based courses. Electives not listed below may be taken with advisor approval.

In addition, UM-Missoula's School of Public and Community Health Sciences collaborates with MSU-Billing's College of Allied Health Professions, which offers a Master of Health Administration (MHA) online degree. The MHA program offers on-line electives that may be of interest to public health students. The two programs are working to exchange core courses as elective opportunities for graduate students of either program. To learn more about MSU's College of Allied Health Professions- MHA and the classes offered, http://www.msubillings.edu/cahp/.

 

Majors outside of the college of health professions and biomedical sciences.

Generally, required courses for MPH and CPH students are not available to non-majors. Students with majors outside of the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences wishing to take PUBH courses must contact the SPCHS office to ascertain if there is available space and obtain an override in order to register [(406) 243-2571].

 

International Programs

The University of Montana has established cooperative agreements with universities throughout the world. Please visit the International Programs webpage to learn more.

 

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School of Public and Community Health Sciences
College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences
The University of Montana
301 Skaggs Building
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-2571
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