Executive Master of Public Health

Degree Requirements

In order to graduate from the EMPH, a student must complete all courses with a GPA of no less than 3.0 on the 4.0 scale with no more than one C.

Each student is required to take a capstone course in their last semester. At the end of this course, every student will submit in writing and give an oral presentation of an approved case to a panel of faculty members. This written case and oral presentation serves as the University’s required comprehensive examination.

Because of the integrated structure of the curriculum and the nature of cohorted education, no courses or credit may be transferred into Southern Miss for use toward the degree requirements. Regardless of previous experience or academic work, all EMPH students must take all required courses in the required sequence and at the required time.

EMPH Schedule of Courses

Fall 1

OPH 622 Managerial Epidemiology
OPH 626 Introduction to Health Systems
OPH 716 Health Economics

Spring 1

OPH 623 Biostatistics
OPH 655 Environmental Health
OPH 657 Health Care Accounting

Summer 1

OPH 737 Health Care Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Management
OPH 757 Health Care Financial Management

Fall 2

OPH 627 Health Policy
OPH 656 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health
OPH 727 Health Care Strategic Planning

Spring 2

OPH 670 Health Law and Justice
OPH 747 Health Care Marketing
OPH 767 Cases in Health Services Administration (Capstone)

Courses are designed to have 24 or 28 hours in the classroom. The remainder of the required hours will use online technology.

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