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Curriculum for MPH

The Master of Public Health degree requires 45 academic credits (approximately 14 courses, including capstone internship). The program is designed to be completed in two years with full-time study, or four to five years with part-time study of two courses per semester. An MPH degree can also be completed with the 4 + 1 option, in which students with a BS or BA degree in a relevant discipline take additional courses toward MPH prerequisites. Earning an MPH with this option usually takes one additional year beyond the undergraduate degree—though you may be eligible for advanced standing if you’ve taken up to five graduate courses in an accredited program or you have up to four courses that count towards MPH requirements.

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Customize your studies with different course tracks and flexible options

The MPH degree program lets you follow your interests and passions to forge your own education path—and go at your own pace.

5 Core Courses + The Graduate Capstone Internship (120 Hours) = 6 Courses

  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Systems and Policy
  • Intermediate Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics for Public Health
  • Health Promotion for Individuals, Families, and Communities

1 Track Of Specialization = 5 Courses from the list for each track

Epidemiology and Health Analytics

  • Research Methods for Public Health
  • Health Analytics: Identifying, Collecting, and Analyzing Big Data
  • Health Economics

Choose 2 of the following:

  • Health Informatics
  • Epidemiology and Aging
  • Epidemiology of Dental Public Health
  • Public Health Genomics
  • Epidemiology and Intervention in Violence and Injury


  • Lifespan Communication
  • New Media Innovations in Health Communication
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction: Individual, Family, and Society
  • Counseling Girls and Women
  • Health and Risk Communication Campaigns: A Social Marketing Approach
  • International Communication
  • Global Health, Communication, and Social Change
  • Disclosure, Stigma, Privacy, and Health


  • Social Determinants and Health Inequities
  • Global Health
  • International Communication
  • Health Economics
  • Critical Issues in Global Health
  • Water, Land, and Air: critical issues in Global Environmental Health

3 Elective Courses

Students can choose from the list below or any concentration classes that are a) not part of the student’s
chosen concentration or b) concentration classes above the 5 required.

Selections include:

  • Graduate Independent Study
  • Grant Writing in Public Health
  • Topics in Public Health

Three concentrations to choose from

The Epidemiology and Health Analytics track—Focusing on translational research to create a healthier society and fostering the integration of population health research in fields such as engineering, healthcare systems, and business.

The Health Communication track—Exploring innovative ways to motivate healthy behavior and reduce health risk via institutions and agencies throughout the nation.

The Global Health track—Concentrating on the impact of culture, social structure, economics and politics on the health and illness, health disparities and public health policies worldwide.

Field experience for real-world exposure

The graduate-level capstone course requires an internship of at least 120 hours and a Capstone paper that launches students into meaningful careers or positions them for further studies. TCNJ Public Health currently has more than 40 partners that provide rich professional opportunities to our students.

Application Process


Master of Public Health
Trenton Hall, Room 206
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628

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