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Plan of Study


Overview

The MPH-BCHL Online is a 45-credit online graduate program designed to be completed in eighteen months of full-time enrollment. Part-time enrollment is welcome. See Designation of Full-time/Part-time Status.

See the sample plan of study, below. Students should use this as a guide to develop a plan with the program director. The program uses the semester academic calendar with classes held in fall and spring semester (16 weeks each) and Summer Session (two 6-week sessions).

Specific class meeting information (days and time) is posted on UMD’s interactive web service services, Testudo. Once on that site, select “Schedule of Classes,” then the term/year. Courses are listed by academic unit. 

The program uses specific section codes for registration which are listed on the sample plan of study. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary semester to semester. Students should note if a course has a pre-requisite or co-requisite. UMD graduate students in other programs who are interested in registering for courses in this program, see Non-Program Student Registration.

Semester Year Course Number Section Code Credits
Fall 1 SPHL601 PLB* 1
Fall 1 SPHL602 PLB* 4
Fall 1 SPHL603 PLB* 1
Fall 1 HLTH672 PLB* 3
Fall 1 HLTH710 PLB* 3
Spring 1 SPHL610 PLB* 5
Spring 1 SPHL611 PLB* 1
Spring 1 HLTH625 PLB* 3
Spring 1 HLTH665 PLB* 3
Summer 1 HLTH778 PLB* 1-4
Summer 1 and/or elective PLB* 3
Fall 2 SPHL620 PLB* 2
Fall 2 HLTH780 PLB* 3
Fall 2 HLTH778 PLB* 1-4
Fall 2 and/or elective PLB* 3
Spring 2 HLTH786 PLB* 3
Spring 2 HLTH778 PLB* 1-4
Spring 2 and/or elective PLB* 3
Semester Year Course Number Section Code Credits
Fall 1 SPHL601 PLB* 1
Fall 1 SPHL602 PLB* 4
Fall 1 SPHL603 PLB* 1
Spring 1 SPHL610 PLB* 5
Spring 1 SPHL611 PLB* 1
Summer 1 Elective PLB* 3
Summer 1 Elective PLB* 3
Fall 2 SPHL620 PLB* 2
Fall 2 HLTH672 PLB* 3
Fall 2 HLTH710 PLB* 3
Spring 2 HLTH665 PLB* 3
Spring 2 HLTH780 PLB* 3
Summer 2 HLTH778 PLB* 1
Fall 3 HLTH778 PLB* 3
Fall 3 Elective PLB* 3
Spring 3 HLTH625 PLB* 3
Spring 3 HLTH786 PLB* 3

Below is a listing of all program courses. For a detailed course description that includes pre-requisites or co-requisites, see The Graduate School Catalog, Course Listing as follows:

HLTH625: Community Assessment through Qualitative Methods (Cognate Area)

HLTH665: Health Behavior I (Cognate Area)

LTH672: Public Health Informatics (Cognate Area)

HLTH710: Methods and Techniques of Research (Cognate Area)

HLTH778: Internship in Public Health

HLTH780: Community Health (Cognate Area)

HLTH786: Capstone Project in Public Health

SPHL601: Core Concepts in Public Health (Core)

SPHL602: Foundations of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Core)

SPHL603: Public Health Data Laboratory (Core)

SPHL610: Program and Policy Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation (Core)

SPHL611: Public Health Ethics (Core)

SPHL620: Leadership, Teams, and Coalitions: Policy to Advocacy (Core)

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