Public Health: Community Health Education Emphasis - Master of Public Health


  1. Students must apply through the UW System application and submit the supplemental application materials (letters of recommendation, personal statement, and resume) by the application deadline. Details regarding the supplemental application materials and the application deadline can be found on the MPH program webpage. ​A Graduate Advisory Committee with the graduate program director will assess all submitted materials. A student's acceptance or non-acceptance is based upon a comprehensive review of the application components and is not based solely on any particular element.
  2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution 
    1. An overall undergraduate grade point average on required transcripts of at least 2.85 (3.0 preferred) on a 4.0 scale 
    2. or an average of at least 3.0 GPA  in the last half of all undergraduate work
    3. or an average of at least 3.00 GPA for no less than 12 semester credits of graduate study at another accredited graduate school.


PH 700Public Health Foundations3
PH 701Public Health Issues3
PH 710Quantitative Methods4
PH 711Qualitative Methods3
PH 725Communication Methods for Public Health3
PH 755Epidemiology and Public Health Issues3
PH 760Public Health Advocacy and Policy3
PH 770Program Planning3
PH 771Program Implementation and Evaluation3
PH 775Grant Development for Public Health3
PH 780Public Health Applied Practice Experience (APE) 14
PH 790Public Health Administration and Organization3
PH 792Public Health Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) 14
Total Credits42

Must be taken in two consecutive terms.

University graduate degree requirements

After being admitted to the program of one's choice, candidates for a graduate degree must:

  1. Complete any preliminary course work and deficiencies.
  2. Complete all courses and other program requirements, including residence requirements prescribed for the degree desired in the respective school or college within a seven-year period from the date of initial enrollment, with the exception of students enrolled in the Student Affairs Administration and Leadership Ed.D. (SAA Ed.D.) graduate program. SAA Ed.D. students must complete all degree requirements within ten years from the time of initial enrollment in the graduate program.
  3. Earn a minimum of 30 credits for a master's degree; 54 credits for a doctorate or post-master's degree. Earn at least one-half of the minimum number of credits required in the program in graduate-only level courses (700, 800, 900, and non-slash 600 level courses). Some UWL graduate programs require more than 30 graduate credits. Please review the individual program requirements listed in the catalog for the exact number of credits required.
  4. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.
  5. Satisfy dissertation, thesis, seminar paper, terminal/graduate projects and internships, or comprehensive examination, where applicable. A dissertation or thesis approved by the committee must be submitted to Graduate & Extended Learning for editorial review and approval by the Dean of Graduate & Extended Learning. The recommended initial submission date for review is two weeks before commencement. Ordinarily, a seminar paper or project report does not have to be approved by the Dean of Graduate & Extended Learning. However, if the seminar paper or project report is to be archived in Murphy Library, the student must follow the same rules as they apply to the dissertation/thesis requiring approval from the Dean of Graduate & Extended Learning. For further research/dissertation/thesis guidelines, see Graduate & Extended Learning.
  6. File a completed "Intent to Graduate" form online via the WINGS Student Center immediately following registration for the final semester or summer term in residence. December graduates and winter intersession should file by May 1. May and summer graduates should file by December 1.
  7. Pay the graduation fee and remove all other indebtedness to the university. Payment of graduation fees does not imply readiness for graduation and does not take the place of applying for graduation.
  8. Complete all requirements within 30 days after the official ending date of a term in order for a degree to be awarded for that term. (See #5 above for separate deadline for written capstone experience.)