Maternal and Child Health Concentration

Maternal and Child Health is an elective concentration of the MPH program that is associated with the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health.

The MCH concentration provides interdisciplinary, graduate-level training in maternal and child public health research and practice, including epidemiology, biostatistics, program planning and management, policy development, and advocacy.

Graduates who complete the concentration will acquire the skills to become leaders in improving the systems, programs, and policies that support the health of women, children, and families in the United States.

Students electing to pursue the Maternal and Child Health MPH Concentration must satisfy the General MPH Requirements for the School of Public Health and Department of Health Services as well as the additional requirements listed below.

Maternal and Child Health Concentration Additional Requirements


Required:

HSERV 512
Health Systems and Policy

HSERV 541
Topics in Maternal and Child Health I

HSERV 542
Epidemiology of Maternal and Child Health Problems

HSERV 592
Maternal and Child Health Seminar
(each quarter offered)


(Recommended) One Additional Biostatistics Course From:

BIOST 512
Medical Biometry II

BIOST 518
Applied Biostatistics II


and at Least One Methods Course From:

HSERV 490
Social Networks and Health: Methods and Applications

HSERV 507
Health Communication and Marketing for Health Promotion: Theory and Practice

HSERV 521
Qualitative Methods in Health Services Research

HSERV 522
Health Program Evaluation

HSERV 527
Survey Research Methods

HSERV 578
Preparing, Writing, and Critiquing Scientific Research Proposals

HSERV 590
Organizational Theory and Applications in the Study of Health Services