Administration of Comprehensive Examinations


MPH

Beginning Fall 2012, all incoming students in Behavioral and Community Health, Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Epidemiology, and Health Management and Policy must take the Certified in Public Health examination (CPH Exam) and the concentration comprehensive examination to meet graduation requirements. MPH Professional Option students must take the Certified in Public Health examination (CPH Exam) and the Professional Option Capstone Course (PHED 5302).

Certified in Public Health Examination- All students must receive permission to enroll in the 0 SCH course. Specific requirements are listed on the School of Public Health website. 

Concentration Comprehensive Examination- The MPH comprehensive examination is administered twice each academic year: once in the fall and once in the spring.

Students are required to enroll in the appropriate 0 semester credit hour course (BACH 5001BIOS 5001EOHS 5001EPID 5001HMAP 5001) in the semester in which they intend to take the comprehensive examination. Students will receive a permission number from the departmental Comprehensive Exam Coordinator to enroll in the course.

DrPH

Students are required to enroll in PHED 6002, when they are ready to take the Integrated Competency Examination (ICE) which is the doctoral comprehensive examination experience. Students who do not pass ICE on the first attempt will be referred to the DrPH program committee for appropriate remediation or modification to the curriculum plan. ICE is offered a minimum of once a year. Students have two attempts to successfully pass the ICE. DrPH students are also required to pass the Certified in Public Health (CPH Exam) to meet graduation requirements.

PhD

Students are required to enroll in the concentration specific comprehensive examination course (BACH 6000BIOS 6000EOHS 6000EPID 6000HMAP 6000) to indicate they are ready to take the comprehensive examination. The PhD comprehensive examination is offered at least once per year. Students have two attempts to successfully pass the concentration specific comprehensive examination.

This page last updated 11th Jul 2014