MPH Program Competencies


  • Use biostatistical methods to analyze and report public health data.
  • Specify approaches to assess, prevent and control environmental and occupational hazards to human health and safety.
  • Use epidemiologic methods to collect, study, analyze and report the patterns of disease in human populations for diverse audiences.
  • Identify and analyze the components and issues of leadership, including financing and delivery of public health services and systems.
  • Apply policy process, development and analysis methods to address current national, state and local public health issues.
  • Identify social and behavioral science factors, theories and models and develop, implement and evaluate interventions designed to positively affect health behaviors in populations.
  • Collect and disseminate public health data through the use of technology and media.
  • Explain how human biology influences health and public health practice.
  • Exhibit high standards of personal and organizational integrity, compassion, honesty and respect for all people.
  • Use systems methods to analyze the effects of political, social and economic influences on public health systems at the individual, community, state, national and international levels.
  • Demonstrate the impact of diversity and culture on public health across discipline areas.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic ethical and legal principles pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of public health data.