Graduate Catalog 2003-2004
Consortial Faculty :
University of Toledo
The Master of Public Health degree program provides advanced study beyond the bachelor degree for persons wishing to update professional skills and obtain new competencies in the area of public health. The program prepares students to enhance public health in the community and to become advocates for needed change. The graduates will be prepared to assess factors affecting health, critique and apply research findings, and, in turn, develop strategies and implement various measures for health promotion and disease prevention. The program is composed of a consortium that includes BGSU, the Medical College of Ohio (MCO), and The University of Toledo (UT). The MPH degree is awarded jointly by the three consortial institutions. MPH students have library, computer, parking, and other privileges at all three institutions.
Students gain specialized training in one of the following three majors:
(1) Environmental and Occupational Health: Graduates of this major are prepared to address environmental and occupational health issues for industries, agencies, and organizations from scientific, technical, and administrative perspectives.
(2) Health Promotion and Education: Graduates are prepared to assist communities, organizations, and individuals in working towards a healthier society by using appropriate educational, behavioral, and social change strategies.
(3) Public Health Administration: Graduates are prepared to assume administrative roles in government and community agencies, health care facilities, and private industry.
Prerequisites to Graduate Work
It is expected that all applicants will have successfully completed college-level courses in mathematics, biology, and the social sciences. Completion of college-level courses in chemistry and microbiology is required for admission to the Occupational and Environmental Health major and recommended, but not required, for the other majors.
Applicants for regular admission must hold an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent); and submit three letters of recommendation (at least two must be from individuals holding a graduate degree) and the GRE test scores. Applicants not meeting these criteria may be eligible for conditional admission. International applicants must submit TOEFL scores.
Master of Public Health
Students complete six core courses (18 credit hours): two courses at each of the three institutions; four major courses (12 credit hours) at one of the three institutions; three elective courses (nine credit hours) at a minimum of two institutions; and a capstone experience consisting of an internship or scholarly project (three credit hours) and an integrative seminar (three credit hours).
Core Courses: HEAL 6600 and HEAL 6640, PUBH 600, PUBH 601, PUBH 604, PUBH 605.
Major Courses - Public Health Administration: PUBH 525, PUBH 621, PUBH 622, and PUBH 635.
Major Courses - Environmental and Occupational Health: PUBH 501, PUBH 515, PUBH 550, PUBH 603, PUBH 606, and PATH 620. (Students select four from this list with approval from the major director.)
Major Courses - Health Promotion and Education: HEAL 6200, HEAL 6300, HEAL 6460, RESM 6360.
Capstone Courses: PUBH 692, PUBH 698.
Please access BGSU graduate courses online at http://webapps.bgsu.edu/courses/search.php. Graduate courses offered by the Public Health program use the prefix: PUBH.