Online Programs

Dual MPH in Maternal & Child Health Policy & Leadership/Master of Social Work

The MPH/MSW degree program is coordinated between the UAB School of Public Health, Department of Health Care Organization & Policy and the University of Alabama (UA) School of Social Work (in Tuscaloosa). The coordinated program prepares social workers for interdisciplinary practice in public health programs concerned with the promotion and improvement of the health of diverse populations, including women, children, and families. Students who have been admitted to the MSW program in the UA School of Social Work and wish to pursue the coordinated degree option should contact the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy. Students will attend classes in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. This coordinated program is one of the programs in the maternal and child health (MCH) concentration and is funded, in part, by a federal MCH training grant.

Maternal & Child Health Policy & Leadership/Social Work Curriculum

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MSPH in Outcomes Research

This program is designed for individuals who want to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of specific health care treatments. You may be a physician who wants to determine, not only that a treatment works; but also that it works better than alternative treatments accounting for both the treatment costs and a patient's own treatment preferences. You may also be a non-clinician who enjoys solving complicated modeling problems that may involve simulation or clinical process modeling. Graduates of this track will work in clinical settings, clinical research, government agencies, managed care organizations, insurance companies, health associations, pharmaceutical firms, and consulting firms analyzing cost effectiveness, utilization, and treatment effectiveness. 

Public Health in Outcomes Research Curriculum

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MPH in Environmental Health & Toxicology

This degree was developed for the working professional who may not have time to attend a bricks-and-mortar classroom. Covering the same content as the standard degree, this MPH in Environmental Health /Toxicology will allow students to rigorously study the links between the environment and public health, considering all aspects of this process from initial exposure to toxicant action to science-based policy development. We train students to recognize and assess exposures, determine the toxicity risk to the public, and design and properly communicate strategies to reduce risk and help set appropriate policy.

Environmental Health & Toxicology Curriculum

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MPH in Epidemiology

The online Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology is designed to educate and train individuals who are interested in a career in public health practice or research.  Students in this program will learn professional writing skills that will help them understand all of the public health disciplines including Environmental Health, Health Behavior, Health Policy, and Biostatistics. Students can also  expect to gain a broad understanding of several different areas of Epidemiology including infectious diseases, chronic diseases, cancer, injury prevention and control, molecular and genetic epidemiology, environmental, and pharmacoepidemiology…just to name a few. Students in the MPH-EPI online degree program complete a total of 42 credit hours. This work can usually be completed in as little as 4-5 semesters on our accelerated curriculum plan.  

Epidemiology Curriculum

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MPH in Health Behavior

The online MPH degree in Health Behavior is designed for students interested in addressing the behavioral, social, and cultural factors related to individual and population health and health disparities. Online classes are designed to be engaging, interactive, and relevant to current health behavior issues.  Students in our program are able to apply social and behavioral science theories to public health problems and develop and evaluate evidence-based health promotion interventions and disease prevention programs. We emphasize the importance of community based participatory research and the application of findings through a variety of behavioral and social science health promotion strategies.  Graduates of our health behavior program are well positioned for opportunities in local, state, and federal agencies, non-profit/community based organizations, private research foundations, as well as the academic setting.

Health Behavior Curriculum

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MPH in Health Care Organization

This program is designed for individuals who are planning on management-focused careers in public health. Perhaps you aspire to be the Executive Director of a non-profit charitable organization or a senior-level manager in a health department or federal agency. Perhaps you are a physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other clinician who wants to move from direct patient care into a supervisory position with a broad focus on the health of a community. Students in this program are introduced to the public health system and the fundamental skills necessary for practice in the public health sector and managing health care organizations. Required coursework includes basic management disciplines and selected content in economics, finance, marketing, law, and health insurance. Students in this track take 43 credit hours. The work can generally be completed in two years or less.

Health Care Organization Curriculum

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MPH in Industrial Hygiene

The online MPH degree in Industrial Hygiene is specifically designed for the working professional who wants to advance his/her career. All courses for this degree are online and have the same richness and rigor as our on-campus classes. The mandatory internship may be conducted at the professional's workplace, but the activities during the internship must be differentiated from routine work activities and be properly supervised and documented.    

The industrial hygiene program is designed to develop the students' understanding of the interrelationships between the basic sciences and the causes and prevention of occupational related diseases.  Graduates of the program will be capable of developing systematic approaches to identifying and controlling problems in industrial hygiene, designing and implementing research programs to measure the level of work exposure to hazardous agents, and instituting necessary control measures.

Industrial Hygiene Curriculum

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MPH in Maternal & Child Health Policy & Leadership

The MPH programs in the maternal and child health (MCH) concentration are designed to educate individuals who will plan, administer, and evaluate programs in maternal and child health. The programs provide information about the special problems faced by women and children, including children and youth with special health care needs, and their families. The programs develop and integrate skills from maternal and child health policy and leadership and demonstrate their application in problem solving and systems development. The programs are funded, in part, by a federal MCH training grant.

Maternal & Child Health Policy & Leadership

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MPH in Occupational Health and Safety

Designed for working professionals who have a passion for making a difference, our on-line degree program lets you earn your degree while you continue in your career. Your learning experience will be enriched by your experiences in the real world as you and your classmates focus on the identification and assessment of human health threats and the prevention of injury and disease related to occupational and environmental agents.

Occupational Health and Safety Curriculum

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