Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
MPA

MPH/MPA Electives

Students in the dual-degree program will complete one elective from the approved elective list. Students may take electives outside of the approved list with the approval of the program directors. Students should provide a copy of the syllabus for review and make the request prior to the start of the course. As future changes are made in the elective options of individual degree programs, they will be assessed for suitability for the dual-degree program.

The currently approved electives include:

  • BIOL1820, Environmental Health and Disease
  • DEVL1802S, Human Security and Humanitarian Response
  • ECON 1360, Health Economics
  • PHP 1070, The Burden of Disease in Developing Countries
  • PHP 1100, Comparative Health Care Systems (If not taken to fulfill core requirement)
  • PHP1350, Prisoner Health Inside Out
  • PHP1500, Global Health Nutrition
  • PHP 1530, Case Studies in Public Health: The Role of Governments, Communities and the Professions
  • PHP1600, Obesity in the 21st Century: Causes, Consequences and Countermeasures
  • PHP 1680I, Pathology to Power: Disability, Health and Community
  • PHP 1680N, Tobacco, Smoking, and the Evil Empire
  • PHP1854, The Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Disease
  • PHP 1920, Social Determinants of Health
  • PHP1964, Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
  • PHP 1999, Public Health Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies
  • PHP2018, Epidemiology of Cardio-Metabolic Health
  • PHP 2030, Clinical Trials Methodology
  • PHP 2060, Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • PHP 2080, Public Health Law and Ethics
  • PHP 2170, Injury As A Public Health Problem
  • PHP 2200, Advanced Methods in Epidemiologic Research
  • PHP 2220B, Nutritional Epidemiology
  • PHP2220C, Perinatal Epidemiology
  • PHP2220E, Topics in Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
  • PHP2222, Genetics, Human Population and Diseases
  • PHP2223, Statistical Genetics
  • PHP 2230, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • PHP 2240, Methods of Environmental Epidemiology
  • PHP2250, Advanced Quantitative Methods in Epidemiologic Research
  • PHP 2310, Physical Activity and Public Health
  • PHP 2330, Behavioral and Social Approaches to HIV Prevention
  • PHP 2350, Economics of Medical Therapies: Health Policy and Practice
  • PHP 2360, Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Public Health Interventions
  • PHP2365, Public Health Issues in LGBT Populations
  • PHP 2300, Research Methods in Behavioral Science
  • PHP 2325, Place Matters: Exploring Community-Level Contexts on Health Behaviors, Outcomes and Disparities
  • PHP 2340, Behavioral and Social Science Theory for Health Promotion
  • PHP 2370, Etiology of Substance Use Disorders
  • PHP2390, Quantitative Methods for Behavioral And Social Sciences Intervention Research
  • PHP 2400, The U.S. Health Care System: Case Studies in Financing, Delivery, Regulation and Public Health (If not taken to fulfill core requirement)
  • PHP 2410E, Medicare: A Data Based Policy Examination
  • PHP 2420, Evaluating Public Health Programs and Policies
  • PHP2425, Doing Public Health: Getting It Done in the Real World
  • PHP2429, Medicine, Public Health, Law and Policy
  • PHP 2430, Analysis of Population Based Datasets
  • PHP 2450, Quality Measurement and Improvement in Health Care
  • PHP2490, Methods in Pharmacoepidemiology
  • PHP2690A, Advanced Topics in Biostatistics
  • PHP2550, Practical Data Analysis
  • PHP2690D, Advanced Topics in Biostatistics: Practical Tools for Data Analysis
  • PHP2980, Graduate Independent Study and Thesis Research (Full Credit)
  • PHP 2985, MPH Independent Study for Thesis Preparation and Research (Half Credit)
  • PLCY 1700K, Health Policy Challenges
  • PLCY 1701D Aging and Public Policy
  • PLCY2710, GIS and Public Policy
  • SOC 1550, Sociology of Medicine
  • SOC2612, Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis for the Social Sciences