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Public health

Public Health

The in’s and out’s of this major and what it has to offer you!


What is public health

What is Public Health?

  • The Department of Public Health is well-known as a regional and national leader, fostering collaboration among researchers, educators, community practitioners, and private sector leaders. The field (and/or people whithin) are dedicated to addressing health needs in the global community to eliminate health disparities and to increase the quality and years of healthy life.

  • Temple University’s Department of Public Health offers that degree as a Bachelor’s of Science.

  • It’s a national model that has the potential of holding more value with master programs that help create even better leaders out of you.


The different programs available for you

The Different Programs available for you!

Undergraduate Program

  • BS – Bachelor of Science in Public Health

  • Public Health Majors typically work in voluntary agencies , public health departments, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, corporate worksites, community health organizations, family planning clinics, and managed care facilities, to name a few.

    Certification Programs

  • Construction Safety Management

  • The Construction Safety Management Certificate will be invaluable for the construction professional (e.g., electrician, carpenter, etc.) seeking to increase his or her knowledge of construction safety and health, and beneficial for the industrial safety professional seeking to expand his or her knowledge of safety in the construction field.

  • Emergency Management

  • In emergency management, a special population is any group of people that needs extra support to be prepared for an emergency, as well as those needing community support to successfully respond and recover in disasters or emergency situations.


The different programs available for you1

The Different Programs available for you!

Graduate Programs – Dual Degree’s

  • MD-MPH – Dual Degree

    • Temple University's Department of Public Health and Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) have created a program whereby medical students may obtain a Masters in Public Health (MPH) while they complete the MD program.

  • DO-MPH – Dual Degree

    • Temple University's Department of Public Health and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) have created a program whereby medical students may obtain a Masters in Public Health (MPH) while they complete the DO program.

  • DMD-MPH – Dual Degree

    • Temple University's Department of Public Health and the Kornberg School of Dentistry have created a program whereby dental students may obtain a Masters in Public Health (MPH) while they complete the DMD program.

  • DPM-MPH – Dual Degree

    • Temple University's Department of Public Health and the School of Podiatric Medicine have created a program whereby podiatric students may obtain a Masters in Public Health (MPH) while they complete the DPM program.

  • MSW-MPH – Dual Degree

    • Temple University's Department of Public Health (PH) and the School of Social Work’s (SSW) MSW program offers a dual degree program that affords full-time students the opportunity to earn MSW and MPH degrees in three years, or four years, for part-time students.

  • Master of Science in Clinical Research and Translational Medicine

    • The M.S. program in Clinical Research and Translational Medicine provides detailed training in the requirements for conducting clinical research and an understanding of the complex scientific, ethical, and regulatory issues associated with such research. 

  • Master of Science in Environmental Health

    • Environmental Health is the interdisciplinary, scientific endeavor to promote public health through a healthy and sustainable environment.

  • Master of Science in Epidemiology

    • The Masters of Science (MS) in Epidemiology degree at Temple University is designed specifically for students interested in an in-depth training and knowledge of the research techniques appropriate to conduct epidemiologic studies in a particular concentration of health.


The different programs available for you2

The Different Programs available for you!

  • Master of Education

    • The 33 semester-hour master's program in School Health Education is designed for school personnel (teachers, counselors, nurses) and those working with youth who want to advance their knowledge and understanding of health instruction and counseling. The curriculum teaches from a conceptual model of health promotion and disease prevention. The program incorporates principles of health behavior as well as health counseling.

  • Master of Public Health

    • Temple's MPH program provides a credential that indicates competency in social, environmental, and behavioral aspects of health, the analytic sciences of epidemiology and biostatistics, and principles of health service management, including program planning, evidence-based practice, and evaluation.

  • PhD in Health Ecology – Doctorate of Philosophy in Health Ecology

    • The Ph.D. in Health Ecology responds to the shortage of and demand for doctorally trained researchers and academicians in the health professions. The uniqueness of this restructured program lies in its mission to prepare doctoral students to become leaders in interdisciplinary approaches that address the complex challenges associated with the maintenance and promotion of health and life quality across the life span by acknowledging the diversity of communities and societies.

  • PhD in Public Health – Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Health

    • The Public Health PhD Program provides training and experiences that support interdisciplinary learning, promote critical and theory-based, problem-solving skills to address public health problems, and foster the development of public health professional values and ethics.


Basics of curricular requirements

Basics of Curricular Requirements

  • BS – Bachelor of Science in Public Health

    • General Education Classes (11 must be completed)

    • Core Discipline Classes of Public Health within Public Health Department and course taken in other important areas outside the Department of Public Health

    • Must complete 600 hours of Public Health internship

    • The major requires a minimum of 124 hours for graduation

  • Construction Safety Management

    • Safety Hazards in the Construction Industry

    • Health Hazards in the Construction Industry

    • Construction Management for the Safety Professional

    • Prediction and Prevention of Construction Related Accidents

    • Construction Methods and Materials

    • Construction Safety Management Internship

  • Emergency Management With Special Populations

    • Pre-Requisite – Public Health 2207: Principals of Emergency Management: A Public Health Perspective

    • Core – Public Health 2202: Man-Made Disasters: Radiological, Chemical & Biological Terrorism

    • Core – Public Health 2208: Natural Disasters: Response and Recovery

    • Core – Public Health 2215: Special Populations: Strategic Community Outreach

    • Elective (Recommended) – You only have to choose one of these:

    • Public Health 2201 or Public Health 5105: Health Communication

    • Public Health 2205 or Public Health 5004: Stress and Change

    • Public Health 5009:  Risk Communication; graduate credits; in-person


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Basics of Curricular Requirements

  • MD-MPH – Dual Degree

  • DO-MPH – Dual Degree

  • DPM-MPH – Dual Degree

  • DMD-MPH – Dual Degree

    • MPH Core Courses: 18 credit hours (6 courses

    • MPH Concentration Courses: 12 credit hours (4 courses)

    • MPH Fieldwork Practicum: 6 credit hours in conjunction with field placement

    • Elective Coursework: 9 credit hours (3 courses) of coursework approved by advisor

  • MS – Clinical Research and Transitional Medicine

    • Core courses in the College of Health Professions and Social Work: 12 credit hours

    • Core courses in the School of Medicine : 9 credit hours

    • Elective courses in an area of research interest: 9 credit hours

    • Research Project: 6 credit hours


Basics of curricular requirements2

Basics of Curricular Requirements

  • MS – Master of Science in Environmental Health

    • PBHL 5002:  Biostatistics

    • PBHL 5101:  Epidemiology

    • PBHL 5103:  Environmental Health

    • PBHL 5301:  Industrial Hygiene

    • PBHL 5302:  Industrial Safety

    • PBHL 5303:  Radiological Health

    • PBHL 5304:  Environmental Noise

    • PBHL 5305:  Environmental Toxicology

    • PBHL 5306:  Analytical Instrumentation

    • PBHL 5307:  Industrial Ventilation

    • PBHL 5308:  Medical Aspects of Occupational Health

    • PBHL 5309:  Ergonomics: Human Factors in Occupational Health

  • MS – Master of Science in Epidemiology

    • PBHL 5001:  Fundamentals of Public Health

    • PBHL 5002:  Biostatistics

    • PBHL 5201:  Epidemiological Research Methods I

    • PBHL 8001:  Research Design in Public Health

    • PBHL 8202:  Epidemiological Research Methods II


Basics of curricular requirements3

Basics of Curricular Requirements

  • Master of Education

    • Department Core Courses: 6 credit hoursPH 5001   Fundamentals of Public HealthPH 5102   Theoretical Foundations of Health Behavior

    • Required Education Courses: 9 credit hoursEd 5325   Introduction to Statistics and ResearchEd 5101   Research Design in EducationEd Psych   5541 Concepts in Human Development

    • Cognate Courses: 12 credit courses counselingPH 3103   Counseling Techniques in Public HealthCN Psych   5526 Multi-Cultural CounselingCN Psych   5511 Counseling in the SchoolsCN Psych 5572   Interviewing Techniques

  • Master of Public Health

    • MPH Core Courses: 18 credit hours (6 courses

    • MPH Concentration Courses: 12 credit hours (4 courses)

    • MPH Fieldwork Practicum: 6 credit hours in conjunction with field placement

    • Elective Coursework: 9 credit hours (3 courses) of coursework approved by advisor


Basics of curricular requirments

Basics of Curricular Requirments

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Health Ecology

    • Core Courses: 12 credit hours

    • Research Methods/Statistics: 12 credit hours

    • Cognate Courses: 12 credit hours

    • Mentored Research Internship: 3 credit hours

    • Mentored Teaching Experience

    • Dissertation: 9 credit hours

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Health

    • Public Health Core: 9 credit hours

    • Research and Statistics: 18 credit hours

    • Concentration Courses: 33 credit hours

    • Culminating Events: 10 credit hours


What future careers does your degree make available to you

What future careers does your degree make available to you??

  • BS- Public Health

    • Nutrition, Health Service Administration, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Education/Behavioral Science, Environmental Health, International Health, Public Health Practice/Program Management, Biomedical Laboratory

  • MS – Public Health

    • Care Provider, Researcher, Educator, Advocate for Change, Grant Writer, Public Health Administrator

  • DMD-MPH

    • Practice Dentistry

  • PhD – Public Health

    • Research, Postsecondary Teaching, Policy Development and Analysis, Public Health Program Evaluation and Management, Community Practice and Healthcare Administration

  • PhD – Health Ecology

    • Government Agencies & various Universities and Colleges

  • MS – Education

    • Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Education Administration


Salaries that different degree s offer

Salaries that different degree’s offer!

  • Nutrition: $53,250

  • Health Service Administration: $37,050 - $161,400

  • Epidemiology: $38,175 - $136,237

  • PhD – Ecology(government): $84,000

  • Public Health Administrator: $67,540

  • Public Health Social Workers: $47,560

  • Dentistry: $146,920-$200,000+

  • Public Health Program Management: $41,175 - $102,000


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Resource(s)

  • College of Health Professions

    • http://chpsw.temple.edu/publichealth/home


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