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Master of Public Health

Master of Public Health

MPH programs at the Colorado School of Public Health

The Colorado School of Public Health offers the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program at all three of our collaborating institutional campuses. Each campus offers different areas of study based on the academic and research expertise of the institution. By offering a variety of programs, students can pick a campus and area of study that best fits their unique academic and career interests.

The 42-45 credit hour MPH program is designed to be completed in two years, depending on a student’s course selection; students may take a maximum of 15 credits per semester, and must finish the program within 5 years. In addition, each MPH concentration includes a practicum and capstone as part of the school's practice-based learning curriculum.


​​​​Program Curriculum

Competencies for all MPH Degree Programs (PDF)

General MPH curriculum provides all students a foundational understanding of the five core disciplines of public health as well as extensive practice-based learning opportunities. However students are directed to visit their specific concentration or focus area as requirements may vary slightly across concentrations. Equivalent course numbers are listed for approved public health courses offered at CSU and UNC.

Course Requirement Course # or Equivalent Credit Hours Required Suggested Year​
Applied Biostatistics

BIOS 6601
CSU: PBHC 5600

UNC: CHBH 6120


3 1​

EPID 6630
CSU: PBHC 5700
UNC: CHBH 6200

3 ​1
Environmental and Occupational Health

EHOH 6614
CSU: PBHC 5300
UNC: CHBH 5500


Social and Behavioral Factors and Health​

CBHS 6610
CSU: PBHC 5500
UNC: CHBH 5090​


​3 ​1
​Health Systems, Management and Policy

​HSMP 6601

CSU: PBHC 5200
UNC: CHBH 6350

​3 ​1
​Foundations in Public Health

​PUBH 6600
CSU: PBHC 5160

​2 ​1

​PUBH 6606
CSU: PBHC 6860
UNC: CHBH 6930

​2 ​2
​MPH Capstone Project

​Conc 6990  & PUBH 6991**
CSU: PBHC 6980
UNC: CHBH 6860

​2 ​2
​Concentration Requirements ​Varies Varies ​1-2
​Elective Courses ​Varies Varies ​1-2
Total Program 42 - 45

 *Certain programs will require additional courses beyond the core and minimum listed above. Check your specific concentration for complete course requirements.

 **Starting Fall 2017, the MPH Capstone at the Anschutz campus will be presented in a two-semester sequence. Please click here  to learn about the new format.

Practice-Based Learning

Practice-based learning combines the current and innovative educational curriculum of the school's academic degree programs with real world experiences. Colorado School of Public Health students apply classroom lessons in the context of solving the current public health issues facing our communities. Throughout the program, students network with potential employers, develop essential career-building skills, and start the process of life-long learning and professional development. Learn more.



The master of public health program provides students with the professional training necessary to enter the public health or health care professions. Many students pursue career options based on their practicum experience, but others elect to pursue new opportunities. Program alumni currently work in locations such as the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization, United States Navy, prominent U.S. research institutions, and a variety of local health and national agencies. Current employment opportunities are listed through the school's online job board.

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