Graduate Catalog 2004-2005
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3045 Arlington Avenue
Toledo, OH 43614
Bowling Green State University
Professors - Don Boren, J.D. (Legal Studies); L. Fleming Fallon, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Dr.PH. (Public and Allied Health)
Associate Professors - Dawn Hentges, Ph.D. (Family & Consumer Sciences); M. Sue Houston, Ph.D., R.D. (Family & Consumer Sciences); Younghee Kim, Ph.D., R.D., (Family & Consumer Sciences); Rebecca Pobocik, Ph.D., R.D., (Family & Consumer Sciences); Joe Willliford, Ph.D. (Family & Consumer Sciences)
Assistant Professors - Hailu Kassa, Ph.D. (Public and Allied Health); Hans Schmalzreid, Ph.D. (Public and Allied Health)
Professors - Farhang Akbar, M.S.P.H., Ph.D. (Public Health); Michael Bisesi, Ph.D. (Public Health); Biran Harrington, Ph.D., M.P.H. (Public Health)
Associate Professors - Robert Forney, Jr., Ph.D. (Public Health); Sadik Khuder, Ph.d., M.P.H. (Medicine and Public health); Sheryl Milz, Ph.D. (Public Health)
Professors - James Price, Ph.D. (Public Health and Rehabilitative Services)
Associate Professors - Deborah Boardley, Ph.D. (Public Health and Rehabilitative Services); Stephen Roberts, Ph.D. (Public Health and Rehabilitative Services)
Assistant Professors - Candace Ayars, Ph.D. (Public health and Rehabilitative Services); Timothy Jordan, Ph.D. (Public Health and Rehabilitataive Services)
The Master of Public Health degree program provides advanced study beyond the bachelor degree for persons wishing to update professional skills and obtain new competencies in the area of public health. The program prepares students to enhance public health in the community and to become advocates for needed change. The graduates will be prepared to assess factors affecting health, critique and apply research findings, and, in turn, develop strategies and implement various measures for health promotion and disease prevention. The program is composed of a consortium that includes BGSU, the Medical College of Ohio (MCO), and The University of Toledo (UT). The MPH degree is awarded jointly by the three consortial institutions. MPH students have library, computer, parking, and other privileges at all three institutions.
Students gain specialized training in one or more of the following five majors:
(1) Environmental and Occupational Health: Graduates of this major are prepared to address environmental and occupational health issues for industries, agencies, and organizations from scientific, technical, and administrative perspectives.
(2) Health Promotion and Education: Graduates are prepared to assist communities, organizations, and individuals in working towards a healthier society by using appropriate educational, behavioral, and social change strategies.
(3) Public Health Administration: Graduates are prepared to assume administrative roles in government and community agencies, health care facilities, and private industry.
(4) Public Health Nutrition: Graduates are prepared for the role of nutrition in disease prevention and health promotion and apply this knowledge to planning, managing, delivering, and evaluating nutrition services and programs.
(5) Public Health Epidemiology: Graduates are prepared to quantify the distribution and establish the determinants of health problems by describing and analyzing the biological, environmental, social and behavioral factors affecting health, illness, and premature death.
Prerequisites to Graduate Work
It is expected that all applicants will have successfully completed college-level courses in mathematics, biology, and the social sciences. Completion of college-level courses in chemistry and microbiology is required for admission to the Occupational and Environmental Health major and recommended, but not required, for the other majors.
Applicants for regular admission must hold an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent); and submit three letters of recommendation (at least two must be from individuals holding a graduate degree). Applicants not meeting these criteria may be eligible for conditional admission but must submit GRE scores. International applicants must submit GRE and TOEFL scores.
Master of Public Health
Students complete six core courses (18 credit hours): two courses at each of the three institutions; four major courses (12 credit hours) at one or two of the three institutions; three elective courses (nine credit hours) at a minimum of two institutions; and a capstone experience consisting of an internship or scholarly project (three credit hours) and an integrative seminar (three credit hours).
Core Courses: HEAL 6600 and HEAL 6640, PUBH 600, PUBH 601, PUBH 604, PUBH 605.
Public Health Administration: PUBH 525, PUBH 621, PUBH 622, and PUBH 635.
Capstone Seminar: PUBH 685. Internship or Scholarly Project: PUBH 683 or PUBH 684.
Environmental and Occupational Health: PUBH 501 and PUBH 515. PUBH 550, PATH 620, and OCCH 502 (Students select two from this list of three with approval from the major coordinator.
Capstone Seminar: PUBH 698. Internship or Scholarly Project: PUBH 696 or PUBH 697.
Health Promotion and Education: HEAL 6200, HEAL 6300, HEAL 6460.
Capstone Seminar: HEAL 6930. Internship or Research Project: HEAL 6940 or HEAL 6920.
Public Health Epidemiology: PUBH 606, PUBH 603, HEAL 6820. HEAL 6550 or PUBH 612.
Capstone Seminar: PUBH 698/HEAL6930. Internship or Scholarly Project: PUBH 696/HEAL 6940 or PUBH 698/HEAL 6920.
Public Health Nutrition: HEAL 6250, HEAL 6520. F&N 535, F&N 536, F&N 609, F&N 610 (Students select two from this list of four with approval from the major coordinator).
Capstone Seminar: PUBH 685/HEAL 6930. Internship or Scholarly Project: F&N 688/HEAL 6940 or PUBH 684/HEAL 6920.
Please access BGSU graduate courses online at http://webapps.bgsu.edu/courses/search.php. Graduate courses offered by the Public Health program use the prefix: PUBH.