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Colorado School of Public Health

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Master of Public Health

Leadership and Public Health Practice


At the Colorado School of Public Health we believe that ​​working professionals need flexibility to advance their career, and that geography shouldn't be a barrier to earning an accredited, graduate education in public health. That's why we are excited to announce an innovative new educational program: the low-residency, online Master of Public Health in Leadership and Public Health Practice (LPH). We invite you to earn your degree in a flexible, student-focused format from an established and accredited school of public health. ​LPH students will have the option to pursue all core MPH and concentration elective courses online, requiring only two short visits to campus during their training to complete their Leadership and Management in Public Health course.

On-Campus Leadership Requirement

The LPH program requires students to visit campus over the course of two years, in order to complete the management and leadership course requirements. These visits are scheduled in the fall and spring of each year. Students will finalize their residency plans with their program advisory. Students are responsible for their travel and lodging expenses to and from campus during the duration of each leadership course.

Accreditation and State Regulatory Authorization

Residents of certain states are ineligible to apply for enrollment in courses and programs delivered via distance education: CU Denver and CU Anschutz are not able to accept students who are residents of Connecticut, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana (CMNI), Delaware, Florida, Hawaii , Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Caroline, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.  Students should be mindful of their state regulations prior to applying to this program. ​

Program Requirement​

Applicants looking to apply to the Master of Public Health in Leadership and Public Health Practice should have a minimum of three years professional work experience.​

Program Curriculum

MPH-Leadership and Public Health Practice Curriculum Checksheet

 
Course #​ Course Requirement Credit Hours

Core MPH Courses (offered online)

PUBH 6600 Foundations in Public Health
Offered Spring, Summer, and Fall

2

BIOS 6601 Applied Biostatistics
Offered Summer and Fall

3

EPID 6630​ ​Epidemiology
Offered Spring
​3
EHOH 6614​ ​Occupational and Environmental Health
Offered Spring
3​
​CBHS 6610 ​Social and Behavioral Factors in Health
Offered Summer
​3
​HSMP 6601 ​Health Systems Management and Policy
Offered Fall
​3
Concentration Course Requirements - 15 units
​CBHS 6640


Leadership in Public Health Practice
Offered Fall

​2
​HSMP 6640

​Leadership in Public Health Practice Part 2

Offered Spring

​2
​CBHS 6612 ​Methods in Research and Evaluation
Offered Fall
​3
​EPID 6640 ​Investigation of Disease Outbreaks
Offered Summer
​2
​EHOH 6622
​Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Community Resilience
Offered Summer
​3
​HSMP 6634
​Management, Budgeting, and Public Health Administration
Offered Fall
​3
Concentration Electives​ ​- choose 6 credits for your electives from any of the following online classes; you may also have the option of taking any in-person course from the ColoradoSPH course catalog (note: if you have waived PUBH 6600 you may choose another class from this list)
PBHC 5400

One Health (intersects people, places, and the environment)*
Offered Fall (CSU)
3​
GERO 5600 Community Resources for the Elderly
Offered Fall (UNC)
3​
GERO 6400 Health Aspects of Aging
Offered Fall (UNC)
3​
GERO 6250 Psychosocial Community Resources for the Elderly
Offered Spring (UNC)
3​
​GERO 6350
​Social Policies of Aging
Offered Spring (UNC)
​3
​CHBH 5250
​Contemporary Issues in School Health
Offered Fall  (UNC)
​3
​BIOS 6685

​Introduction to Public Health Informatics
Offered Fall

​3
​BIOS 6603/04 ​SPSS or SAS Lab*
Offered Spring, Summer, and Fall
​1
​CBHS 6628
​Technology Based Health Promotion
Offered Fall
​3
​EHOH 6633 ​International Travel & Health*
Offered Fall
​1
​CBHS 6620

​Survey Research
Offered Spring
​2
​Practicum
Offered Spring, Summer, and Fall
​2
Capstone
Offered Spring, Summer, and Fall
2
​​Total Program​ ​42
 

*Course is not currently available online


 

Suggested Course Plan
 

Although students do not have to follow the suggested course plan, concentration-specific courses, including the leadership courses, should be taken in the suggested order whenever possible.

 
Fall Year 1 Spring Year 1​ ​Summer Year 1/2 Fall Year 2 Spring Year 2
PUBH 6600 (2 credits) ​EPID 6630 (3 credits) ​EHOH 6622 (3 credits) Practicum (2 credits)

Capstone Project (2 credits)

BIOS 6601 (3 credits) ​EHOH 6614 (3 credits) CBHS 6610 (3 credits)​ HSMP 6634 (3 credits)

 

Elective (3 credits) ​Electives (3 credits) ​CBHS 6612 (3 credits) HSMP 6601 (3 credits)

 

CBHS 6640  (2 credits) 2 days in August​ ​HSMP 6640  (2 credits) 2 days in April

​EPID 6640 (2 credits)

 

Total
credits: 10
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credits: 11
​Total
c​redits: 11
​Total
credits: 8
​Total
credits: 2

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Concentration Competencies
Identifier Concentration Competency (CN)
CN-LPHP 1

Identify, interpret and implement public health laws, regulations and policies related to specific programs.

CN-LPHP 2 Advocate for public health programs and resources
CN-LPHP 3

Articulate an achievable mission, set of core values and vision, and use these to guide action

CN-LPHP 4

Identify internal and external issues that may impact delivery of essential public health services.

CN-LPHP 5

Apply leadership, team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills to collaborate and build partnerships for the purpose of improving the public’s health.

CN-LPHP 6

Listen to others in an unbiased manner, respect points of view of others and promote the expression of diverse opinions and perspectives.

CN-LPHP 7

Effectively work with communities and stakeholders, in an equitable and ethical manner, including developing a work plan, communicating effectively and disseminating results.

CN-LPHP 8

Use the media, advanced technologies and community networks to communicate information.

CN-LPHP 9 Prepare and implement emergency response plans.
CN-LPHP 10

Establish and implement plans to investigate disease outbreaks.

CN-LPHP 11

Develop mechanisms to monitor and evaluate programs for their effectiveness and quality.

CN-LPHP 12

Apply the principles of program planning, development, budgeting, management and evaluation in organizational and community initiatives.

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