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Master of Public Health 

Global Public Health - Maternal and Child Health

Campus | University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

The Master of Public Health concentration in Global Public Health and Maternal and Child Health provides students with a public health perspective of globalization and global health issues, programs and best practices; trains students to use public health methods to address global health challenges; and provides depth in the area of maternal and child health (MCH). MCH covers a broad spectrum of study from reproductive health, (e.g., family planning, preconception care and perinatal health outcomes) throughout childhood and adolescence. The MPH degree provides training in MCH policy, program management and evaluation, and the application of public health research methods to maternal and child health issues at the global, federal, state and community levels.

As part of the MPH program, students are required to complete the core program curriculum including a practicum and captsone projects. Capstone projects should incorporate applied biostatistics and a global component. 


Like other MPH concentrations, applicants are required to apply for admission to the program through the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) application. Applicants are also required to meet the minimum standards for MPH program admission. Click here to review the complete MPH admissions requirements and instructions.


Prerequisite or Co-requisite
  • Human Development (>=3 credits of undergraduate, or higher, level course work)
  • Maternal and Child Health immersion experience
Required MPH Core Credits    Total Required: 18
Applied Biostatistics I BIOS 6601 3

Biostatistics Lab - SAS*
Biostatistics Lab - SPSS*​

​BIOS 6603

BIOS 6604

Epidemiology EPID 6630 3
Occupational & Environmental Health EHOH 6614 3
Foundations of Health Behavior CBHS 6611 3
Health Systems & Management HSMP 6603 3
Foundations in Public Health PUBH 6600 2
Maternal and Child Health Required Core    Total Required: 12
Matneral and Child Health CBHS 6621 3
Maternal and Child Health Policy HSMP 6614 3
Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology EPID 6644 3
Methods in Research and Evaluation (or alternate methods course)​ ​CBHS 6612 ​3
Global Public Health Required Core and MCH Electives Total Required: 11
Public Health in the Global Community CBHS 6619 3
Geographic Perspectives on Global Health EHOH 6623 1
Global-oriented elective(s) in Maternal and Child Health 3-4
General elective(s) in Global Health​ 3-4​
Practice Based Learning Total Required: 4
Practicum 2
Capstone Project 2
Total Program Credits 45

Global Electives

  • CBHS 6623 | Nutrition in the Global Community (2 credits)
  • CBHS 6629 | Health and Human Rights (3 credits)
  • CBHS 6632 | Public Health in the Caribbean and Latin America (3 credits)
  • CBHS 6633 | Intensive Study of Public Health Services in Cuba (3 credits)
  • EHOH 6621 | GIS for Public Health Research and Practice (3 credits)
  • EHOH 6710 | Disasters, Climate Change and Health (3 credits)
  • EHOH 6670 | International Travel and Health (1 credit)
  • EPID 6624 | Public Health Surveillance (2 credits)
  • EPID 6635 | Communicable Disease Epidemiology (2 credits)
  • EPID 6640 | Investigation of Disease Outbreaks (2 credits)
  • EPID 6670 | Epidemiology and the Prevention of TB/HIV/STDs (2 credits)
  • HSMP 6602 | Health Equity (2 credits)
  • HSMP 6608 | Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care (2 credits)
  • HSMP 6615 | Global Health Policy Issues (2 credits)
  • HSMP 66xx | Comparative Health Systems (2 credits)
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