The Master of Public Health degree program (KU-MPH) at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health and offers coursework on both the Wichita and Kansas City campuses. The 42-credit hour degree program has four concentration areas: environmental health sciences, epidemiology, public health management and social and behavioral health. The program is designed to prepare public health practitioners and provide opportunities for health care providers, insurers and researchers to develop and apply individual and population-based approaches to improve the public health in Kansas, the region and the nation.
The KU-MPH degree program meets the needs of many working health care professionals who complete the degree on a part-time basis. MPH skills may be used to assess health characteristics and risk factors in populations; plan, implement and evaluate an intervention to improve the health of a population; conduct research and evaluate health outcomes; incorporate preventive practices into care of individual patients; investigate outbreaks of disease or symptoms in populations; and use appropriate data to formulate public policy.
The MD/MPH dual degree program is a five-year program of study in which the medical student takes one year to complete the requirements for his/her MPH degree earned through the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Public Health in both Kansas City and Wichita. This can be accomplished either between the second and third, or between the third and fourth, years of medical school.
Students admitted into the MD/MPH Dual Degree program must complete the MD degree requirements as prescribed by the School of Medicine. They will complete the MPH degree in three semesters - beginning in the Summer Semester (June), and proceeding through the Fall Semester (August) and the Spring Semester (January) - with completion by the end of May. Students will have two options for completing the MPH degree within the MD/MPH Dual Degree Program:
The University of Kansas Master of Science in clinical research is designed to provide clinical scholars with a strong foundation in patient-oriented research principles and methods. The MS-CR program provides students with formal training in clinical research, biostatistics, and epidemiology that allows clinical scholars to enhance their current research skills. This 33-credit hour degree program culminates with a thesis.