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MPH - Global Health + Maternal and Child Health

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus - Aurora, CO

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.


MPH-Global Public Health and Maternal and Child Health Curriculum Checksheet

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    18
Applied Biostatistics I BIOS 6601 3

Biostatistics Lab - SAS*

​BIOS 6603


Epidemiology EPID 6630 3
Occupational & Environmental Health EHOH 6614 3
Social & Behavioral Factors in Health CBHS 6610 3
Health Systems & Management HSMP 6601 3
Foundations in Public Health PUBH 6600 2
Maternal and Child Health Required Core    12
Maternal 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 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 4
Practicum PUBH 6606 2
Capstone Preparation CBHS 6990 1
​Capstone Integration ​PUBH 6991 ​1
Total Program Credits 45

​​     Maternal and Child Health Global Electives
  • CBHS 6618 | Current Research in AIAN Child Health & Development (1 credit)
  • CBHS 6628 I Technology-Based Health Promotion (3 credits)
  • CBHS 6629 I 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 6625 | International Disasters & Global Humanitarianism (3 credits)
  • EPID 6634 I Applied Global Health Epidemiology (2 credits)
  • EPID 6635 | Infectious Disease Epidemiology (2 credits)
  • EPID 6641 I Foodborne and Diarrheal Disease Epidemiology (2 credits)
  • ANTP 5200 | Women, Health and Culture (3 credits)
  • ANTP 5320 I Culture of Disaster (3 credits)
  • ANTP 5400 I Medical Anthropology (3 credits)
  • ANTP 5450 I Global Mental Health: Theory and Practice (4 credits)
  • ANTP 5470 I Mind, Medicine and Culture (2 credits)
  • PSCY 5150 I Women's Health ( 3 credits)
  • FSHN 5000 I Food Systems, Nutrition and Security (2 credits)
  • FSHN 6610 I International Nutrition (2 credits)

Other Global Public Health Electives

  • CBHS 6622 I Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits)
  • EHOH 6621 I GIS for Public Health Research and Practice (3 credits)
  • EHOH 6624 I Infectious Diseases Environmental Contexts (3 credits)
  • EHOH 6625 I International Disasters & Global Humanitarianism (3 credits)
  • EHOH 6627 I Water Quality and Public Health ( 3 credits)
  • EHOH 6633 I International Travel and Health (1 credit)
  • EHOH 6635 I Climate Change and Health (3 credits)
  •  EHOH 6641 I Critical Policies in Global Health Engagement (3 credits)
  • EHOH 6642 l International Disaster Psychology (3 credits)
  • EPID 6622 I Cancer Prevention and Control (2 credits)
  • EPID 6624 I Public Health Surveillance (2 credits)
  • EPID 6628 l Global Health and Disasters (2 credits)
  • EPID 6636 I Chronic Disease Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • EPID 6640 I Investigation of Disease Outbreaks (2 credits)
  • EPID 6643 I Epidemiology and Prevention of TB/HIV/STDs ( 2 credits)
  • EPID 6647 l CU Denver in India: Global Health in the Heart of India (3 credits)
  • EPID 6649 l Vaccine Science, Application and Policy (2 credits)
  • HSMP 6602 I Health Equity (3 credits)
  • HSMP 6608 l Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care (2 credits)
  • HSMP 6615 I Current Global Health Policy Issues (2 credits)     
  • HSMP 6616 | Introduction to Health Policy Analysis and Communicaton (1 credit)
  • HSMP 6618 I Comparative Health Systems (2 credits)
  • IEOO 6790 I Advanced International Development (3 credits)
  • VSCS 5330 I Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases/Zoonoses (3 credits)

 Concentration Competencies




MPH Maternal and Child Health Concentration (CN) Competencies


Describe maternal and child health problems in terms of time, magnitude, scope, location, co-occurrence and co-morbidity.


Assess demographic, health, familial, socio-cultural, environmental, and community factors and apply to the design of maternal and child health programs and services.


Select and interpret existing data sources including vital statistics, censuses, surveys and/or service utilization records to make meaningful interences about the health of maternal and child health populations.


Interpret and appropriately use data to identity problems and assets and to plan, implement, and evaluate maternal and child health programs.


Select, use and interpret maternal and child health performance measures to evaluate programs and service networks for their effectiveness and quality.

​MPH-MCH 6 ​Describe significant past and current national maternal and child health practices, programs, and relevant legislation and apply to the development and delivery of maternal and child health services.


Apply lifecourse and other relevant theories to maternal and child health policy development and implementation.

Additional competencies for students concentrating in Global Public Health - Maternal and Child Health


MPH Global Health Plus Concentration (GLH) Competencies


Describe contemporary and historic global health issues, programs, best practices, and players.


Critically analyze the political, economic, and ethical issues relevant to methods and contemporary issues in global health.


Recommend data collection methods in a global context, taking into account unique resource and cultural aspects of the geographic setting.

​MPH-GLH 4 ​Apply concepts of global burden of disease, especially disability-adjusted life years, across national and international settings to address health challenges.


Describe the geographic differences and connections between regions around the world and how they affect health.


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