College of Public Health
The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program at OU-Tulsa provides students with the essential foundation for diverse career opportunities in both traditional and non-traditional public health settings. Graduates most often establish careers in community or population health, healthcare or nonprofit program administration, fulfill essential government roles, or transition into medical school, physician assistant or other health professional training program.
The OU College of Public Health has been continuously accredited since 1969 and is the only accredited school of public health in Oklahoma. Tulsa MPH students receive interdisciplinary training across the major disciplines of public health, including health promotion, epidemiology, biostatistics, health administration, and environmental health with an emphasis on determinants of community health. All classes are designed with the needs of working students in mind and some students obtain their MPH while completing another health professional degree.
Our multidisciplinary faculty members are local and national leaders conducting innovative research in the areas of health promotion, epidemiology, tobacco use and disease prevention. They partner regularly with American Indian and Latino communities to address and eliminate population health disparities.
Courses offer students a strong foundation in public health theory and methods, plus the opportunity to engage in practice-based learning experiences in community-based settings. Midway through the 44-credit-hour curriculum, all students are eligible to complete the Certified in Public Health credentialing exam. Toward the end of their didactic coursework, students complete a 240-hour practicum in either a public health practice or research setting to prepare them for entry into the public health workforce.