Appendix A
School of Public Health Catalogue Abstraction

SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC HEALTH CATALOG ABSTRACTION SUMMARY

Twenty-nine (n = 29) school of public health catalogues were reviewed. Across these schools, 19 different graduate degrees are available, as shown in Table A-1. Table A-3 shows schools by master’s degree offered; Table A-4 displays schools by doctoral degrees offered. Boxes A-1 through A-5 list the most frequently offered courses among accredited schools in five specialties: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health, Community and Behavioral Health, and Health Services Policy and Administration.

At least one course in each of the five core areas (biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health services administration, and social and behavioral sciences) is required for graduation in all the M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. programs. Most schools require or strongly recommend a field placement or practicum for both the professional and research degrees. The school of public health at the State University of New York at Albany

TABLE A-1 Graduate Degrees Available from Accredited Schools of Public Health

Master’s Degree

Doctoral Degree

MPH, MA, MS, MASPH, MHA/MHS/MHSA,

DrPH, PhD, ScD, DEnv,

MOH, MHPE, MADH, MMM, MSEE, MSP, MCD

DPT, EdD



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Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century Appendix A School of Public Health Catalogue Abstraction SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC HEALTH CATALOG ABSTRACTION SUMMARY Twenty-nine (n = 29) school of public health catalogues were reviewed. Across these schools, 19 different graduate degrees are available, as shown in Table A-1. Table A-3 shows schools by master’s degree offered; Table A-4 displays schools by doctoral degrees offered. Boxes A-1 through A-5 list the most frequently offered courses among accredited schools in five specialties: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health, Community and Behavioral Health, and Health Services Policy and Administration. At least one course in each of the five core areas (biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health services administration, and social and behavioral sciences) is required for graduation in all the M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. programs. Most schools require or strongly recommend a field placement or practicum for both the professional and research degrees. The school of public health at the State University of New York at Albany TABLE A-1 Graduate Degrees Available from Accredited Schools of Public Health Master’s Degree Doctoral Degree MPH, MA, MS, MASPH, MHA/MHS/MHSA, DrPH, PhD, ScD, DEnv, MOH, MHPE, MADH, MMM, MSEE, MSP, MCD DPT, EdD

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Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century requires M.P.H. students to undertake two field placement internships while their Dr.P.H. students are required to rotate through four field placement internships. More than half of the graduate programs require a comprehensive written or oral final examination for both the master and doctoral degrees. Fifteen schools require a comprehensive exam at the master level, an additional 4 schools offer a thesis or final exam option (Table A-2). Twenty-eight of the 29 schools require comprehensive exams at the doctoral level. (Note: Texas A&M does not offer any doctoral-level programs in public health.) Most schools also require some sort of culminating capstone paper or project that incorporates all aspects of the degree training. For some schools, this final project is an extension of the field placement activity, where the student concludes the fieldwork, captures the experience in a paper, and presents the paper at the conclusion of the degree program. TABLE A-2 Schools Requiring Comprehensive Exams at the Master Level Required Comprehensive Exam Berkeley Boston U. Emory Harvard Johns Hopkins U. of Illinois-Chicago Michigan Minnesota Oklahoma Pittsburgh St. Louis UCLA UNC South Carolina South Florida Thesis OR Exam Option Ohio State San Diego State Tulane UMass    

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Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century TABLE A-3 Schools by Master’s Degree (n = 29) Degree Awarded School MPH (29) Berkeley, Boston U., Columbia, Emory, GW, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, U. of Illinois-Chicago, Iowa, Loma Linda, Michigan MA (3) Berkeley, Boston U., UMass MS (24) Berkeley, Boston U., Columbia, Emory, GW, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, U. of Illinois-Chicago, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota MSPH (6) U. of Alabama-Birmingham, Emory, Loma Linda, Tulane, UNC, U. of South Florida MHA/MHSA/MHS (14) GW, Johns Hopkins, Iowa, Loma Linda, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, St. Louis U., Tulane, UNC MOH (1) (Master of Occupational Health) Harvard MHPE (1) (Master of Health Promotion and Education) Pittsburgh MADH (1) (Master of Applied Development and Health) Tulane MMM (1) (Master of Medical Management) Tulane MSEE (1) (Master of Science in Environmental Engineering) UNC MSP/MCD (1) (Master of Speech Pathology/Master of Communication Disorders) U. of South Carolina

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Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century TABLE A-4 Schools by Doctoral Degree (n = 29) Degree Awarded School DrPH (17) U. of Alabama-Birmingham, Berkeley, Columbia, GW, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, U. of Illinois-Chicago, Loma Linda, Michigan, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, SUNY Albany, Tulane, UCLA, UNC, U. of South Carolina, UT-Houston PhD (26) U. of Alabama-Birmingham, Berkeley, Boston U., Columbia, Emory, GW, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, U. of Illinois-Chicago, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, San Diego State, St. Louis U., Tulane, UCLA, UMass, UNC, U. of South Carolina, U. of South Florida, UT-Houston, Washington, Yale ScD (4) Boston U., Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Tulane DEnv (1) Doctor of Environmental Science and Engineering UCLA DPT (1) Doctor of Physical Therapy U. of South Carolina EdD (1) U. of South Carolina BOX A-1 Most Offered Courses Among Accredited Schools in Epidemiology Principles of Screening Principles of PH Surveillance Principles of Epi Observational Epi Epi Methods Epi Theory Logic, Causation, and Probability Statistics for Epidemiology Survey Design and Analysis Techniques of Survey Research Data Collection Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials Design and Management of Epi Studies Design and Analysis of Epi Studies Meta-Analysis Epi Analysis of Outbreaks Genetics in Epi Problems of Design in Epi Studies Problems of Measurement in Epi Epi Modeling Grantwriting for PH Epi Topics Ca Epi EOH Epi CVD Epi Infectious Disease Epi Chronic Disease Epi Hospital Infections Reproductive Epi HIV/AIDS Epi Violence Epi Aging Epi Pediatric Epi Epi of STDs Psychiatric Epi Parasitic Disease Epi Trauma Epi

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Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century BOX A-2 Most Offered Courses Among Accredited Schools in Biostatistcs Biometry Biostatistic Methods Data Analysis Research Methods Probability Theory Statistical Methods for Sample Surveys Survival Analysis Stochastic Processes Statistical Inference Causal Inference Regression Techniques and Analysis Logistical Regression Linear Regression Models Regression and Analysis of Variance Time Series Analysis Statistical Analysis of Categorical Data Longitudinal Data Analysis Bayesian Inference and Analysis Multivariate Statistics Nonparametric Statistics Principles of Applied Sampling Methods Demographic Methods Biostatistic Computer Applications (SAS/S-Plus) Principles of PH Informatics Database Management Systems Health Info Systems BOX A-3 Most Offered Courses Among Accredited Schools in Environmental and Occupational Health Principles, Practices, and Policy Prin of Occupational/ Environmental Disease Environmental Health Policy Occupational Health Policy Principles of Risk Assessment Exposure Assessment and Control Management of Natural Resources Applications of Environmental Management PH Issues in Disasters PH Implications of War and Terrorism Air Quality Principles of Industrial Ventilation Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Respiratory Physiology Air Pollution Toxicology Toxicology Toxicokinetics Toxicodynamics Molecular Toxicology Genetic and Systemic Toxicology Transport and Fate of Environmental Agents Environmental Sampling and Analysis The Physical Environment Control of Exposure to Physical and Chemical Hazards Management of Hazardous Materials Occupational Safety and Ergonomics Noise and Other Physical Agents Industrial Hygiene Industrial Safety and Injury Prevention Injury Control and Prevention Water Quality Water Environment Water Quality Management Water and Wastewater Treatment Water Pollution and Health Waterborne Diseases Applied Ecology

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Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century BOX A-4 Most Offered Courses Among Accredited Schools in Community and Behavioral Health Foundations Foundations of Community Health Sciences Principles of PH Practice Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation Community Health Needs Assessment Measuring Population Health Health and Society Society and Health Social and Cultural Perspectives in PH Inequality and Health Race, Ethnicity, and Health Health Problems of Minority Populations Maternal and Child Health Foundations of MCH PH Practice in MCH Programs in MCH MCH Policymaking Family Planning Policies and Programs Perinatal Health Children’s Health Adolescent Health Social Services for Children and Families Child Abuse and Neglect Women’s Health Sexuality, Gender, and Health MCH in Developing Countries The Aging Population Aging and PH Geriatrics and Gerontology Social Aspects of Aging Chronic Illness and Aging Health Policy and the Aged Dying, Grief, and Hospice Nutrition Sciences Food Science Food Sanitation and Safety Nutrition Assessment Nutrition in the Life Cycles Nutrition Policies and Programs Food and Nutrition Planning Nutrition and Chronic Disease Communications Health and Risk Communication Mass Communication in PH Health Communication Campaigns Health Marketing Ethical Considerations PH Ethics Population Ethics Research Ethics and Integrity Health and Human Rights PH in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies Disaster Management Health Education Health and Behavior Health Behavior Theory Behavioral Factors in Disease Prevention Community Health Education School Health Health Education Program Administration Administration of Health Programs Social Marketing in Health Education Patient Education in the Health Care Delivery System Preventive Health Worksite Health Promotion Health Promotion and Disease Prevention International Health Fundamentals of International Health International Policy Social and Behavioral Aspects of IH Health Svcs Research in Developing Countries Health in Developing Areas Nutrition in the Third World Behavioral Health Drugs and Society Substance Abuse Education and Prevention Substance Abuse Policy Perspectives Violence as a PH Problem Mental Illness as a PH Problem

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Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century BOX A-5 Most Offered Courses Among Accredited Schools in Health Services Policy and Administration Health Policy Role of Government in Health Policy Health Care Politics and Policy Health Planning and Policy Political Economy of Health Care The Economics of Health Policy Health Policy Analysis Health Policy and Resource Allocation Health Policy and Aging Health Care Organization Health Care Systems Health Regulation and Planning The US Health Care System Theories of Organization and Management Organization of Health Care Services Rural Health and Health Services Management of Health Care Organizations Hospital Management and Administration Ambulatory Care Managed Care Long-term Care Management and Administration HMOs and Managed Care EMS and Trauma Systems Health Law Fundamentals of PH Law The Role of Law in PH Policy Legal Aspects of Health Admin Legal Problems in Health Facility Administration Ethics in PH Research and Policy Government Regulations in Health Care Health Economics and Finance Payment Systems of Health Care Organizations Health Care Economics Health Care Finance Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit Analysis in PH Health Care Budgeting and Strategic Planning Financial Management in Health Care Orgs Impact of Insurance on Health Care Health Insurance Principles and Programs Competition, Regulation, and Insurance Health Care Delivery Marketing of Health Services Human Resource Management in Health Svcs Medical Care Organization and Delivery Delivery of Health Care Services Delivery of Mental Health Services Practical Problems in Health Svcs Admin Leadership in PH Practice Quality of Health Care Health Svcs Research Understanding Health Care Quality Quality of Care Quality Management in Health Care Quality Measurement in HC Quality Improvement in HC