Emphasis in Infectious Diseases/Zoonoses

(PDF - Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses Course Requirements)

(Excel - MPH Degree Completion and Course Checklist

The curriculum prepares professionals to strengthen zoonoses prevention and control programs, investigate emerging infectious diseases, enhance the public’s ability to respond to bioterrorism and biosecurity emergencies, and coordinate rapid response activities among government, agriculture industries, nonprofit organizations, and academia.

Note:  All students admitted Fall 2012 and beyond MUST follow the course list below.

“Core” requirements (14 or 16 credit hours) 
Each student in the MPH Program must complete these required public health core courses:

  • Biostatistics: MPH 701 Fundamental Methods of Biostatistics (3 hrs)
  • Environmental health sciences: MPH 806 Environmental Toxicology (2 hrs)
  • Epidemiology: 2 options:
    • MPH 754 Introduction to Epidemiology (3 hrs) OR
    • MPH 708 Veterinary Epidemiology (2 hrs) and MPH 854 Intermediate Epidemiology (3 hrs) (TOTAL of 5 credit hours)
  • Health services administration:MPH 720 Administration of Health Care Organizations (3 hrs)
  • Social and behavioral sciences: MPH 818 Social and Behavioral Bases of Public Health (3 hrs)

Required Courses and Credit Hours Needed

Select 2 or 3 Courses: 6-7 hours

ASI 540

Principles of Animal Disease Control (3 hrs)

BIOL 530

Pathogenic Microbiology (3 hrs)

BIOL 545

Human Parasitology (3 hrs)

BIOL 546

Human Parasitology Lab (1 hr)

BIOL 604

Biology of Fungi (3 hrs)

BIOL 675

Genetics of Microorganisms (3 hrs)

BIOL 687

Microbial Ecology (3 hrs) (odd years)

BIOL 730

General Virology (3 hrs)

DMP 712

Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology (3 hrs)

DMP 718

Veterinary Parasitology (4 hrs) (DVM students only)

DMP 722

Veterinary Virology (3 hrs)

DMP 860

Pathogenic Mechanisms (3 hrs) (alternate years)

Select 1 or 2 Courses: 3-6 hours

BIOL 670

Immunology (4 hrs)

BIOL 671

Immunology Lab (2 hrs)

DMP 705

Principles of Veterinary Immunology (3 hrs)

DMP 850

Domestic Animal Immunology (3 hrs)

Select 2 or 3 Courses: 3-6 hours

BIOL 529

Fundamentals of Ecology (3 hrs)

DMP 770

Fundamental Concepts in Emerging Pathogenic Disease (3 hrs) (intersession)

DMP 801

Toxicology (2 hrs)

DMP 816

Trade & Agricultural Health (2 hrs) (online)

DMP 844

Global Health Issues (3 hrs) (online)

DMP 888

Globalization, Cooperation & the Food Trade (1 hrs) (online)

ENTOM 849

Biology of Disease Vectors (3 hrs)

FDSCI 690

Principles of HACCP (2 hrs) (online)

FDSCI 730

Overview of Food Safety and Security (2 hrs)

FDSCI 731

Food Protection and Defense - Essential Concepts (2 hrs) (online)

GEOG 508

Geographic Information Systems I (3 hrs)

GEOG 708

Geographic Information Systems II (3 hrs) (prerequisite GEOG 508)

Select 1 or 2 Courses: 3-6 hours

DMP 753

Veterinary Public Health (2 hrs) (DVM students only)

DMP 830

Quantitative Analysis (3 hrs)

DMP 854

Intermediate Epidemiology (3 hrs)

DMP 855

Disease Detection, Surveillance and Risk Assessment (3 hrs)

DMP 871

Molecular Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases (3 hrs)

DMP 954

Advanced Epidemiology (3 hrs)

STAT 705

Regression and Analysis of Variance (3 hrs)

STAT 716

Non-parametric Statistics (3 hrs)

STAT 717

Categorical Data Analysis (3 hrs)

STAT 720

Design of Experiments (3 hrs)

STAT 730

Multivariate Statistics Methods (3 hrs)

Select 1 Course: 3 hours

DMP 815

Multidisciplinary Thought and Presentation (3 hrs)

MC 750

Strategic Health Communication (alternate years) (3 hrs)

MC 760

Communication and Risk (3 hrs) (alternate years)

Capstone/culminating experience (6 credit hours)
Total hrs required for MPH Degree (42 hours)

All students admitted BEFORE Fall 2012 may follow the old requirements or the new requirements (above).