Master of Public Health Program

MPH Majors
Generalist (GENL)

The Generalist MPH degree program was designed for students that want to have an array of knowledge within the field of public health. The range in viewpoints for this degree program is what makes this program great for students that wish to pursue careers in public health specific fields or in positions that blend the characteristics of public health with other fields such as Business, Medicine, or Sociology.

The Generalist (GENL) major offers a general overview of public health and factors effecting communication, data, policy and general health and safety of populations. GENL majors will take additional courses in statistics, epidemiology, health promotion, evaluation of programs and occupational health.

The Generalist major cannot be combined with another MPH major.

Graduates of the Generalist major will be prepared to do the following:

  • Assess risk factors and evidence for establishing morbidity and mortality problems.
  • Develop a health promotion program.
  • Apply advanced statistical techniques to continuous data.
  • Select the appropriate methods to communicate and disseminate evaluation findings.
  • Apply the appropriate health and safety programs that are available or commonly used in the workplace.

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Last Updated: 9/5/19