Should all MPH and DrPH students have the foundational public health knowledge listed in Criterion D1 before matriculating?

No. Schools and programs must ensure that all MPH and DrPH students are grounded in foundational public health knowledge by the time of graduation. This validation may include methods such as the following:

  • verification of students’ previous completion of a CEPH-accredited bachelor’s degree in public health or MPH degree
  • implementation of a test or other assessment tools that address the learning objectives, or higher-level versions of the same objectives
  • offering an online or in-person course, for credit or not-for-credit, that incorporates the learning objectives, or higher-level versions of the same objectives
  • including the learning objectives, or higher-level versions of the same objectives, in courses required of all MPH or DrPH students

 

Should all MPH and DrPH students have the foundational public health knowledge listed in Criterion D1 before matriculating?

It is not required to offer different courses or require different assessments for academic public health degrees at the master’s and doctoral levels.