The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a generalist degree that prepares students in the five core areas of public health: biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health services administration, and social and behavioral sciences. It has a focus on leadership and preparing individuals to play a role in shaping the future of public health. The program uses a cohort-based learning model. It is delivered using a hybrid model with the majority of the work being done in a distance format. It is 46 credit hours in length and is designed to be completed in 24 months. It includes a practicum designed to provide students with applied, practical experience in a community or public setting. It also includes a culminating experience in which students identify a significant public or community health issue and then plan and implement a project that provides evidence of their ability to synthesize and integrate public health knowledge, skills, and competencies.