Concentrations

The infectious disease concentration is designed to prepare students to assume appropriate, responsible, challenging positions to address significant global infectious disease problems. Students will acquire the necessary skills to provide leadership, research, and service and to work as members of teams committed to the prevention and control of infectious diseases throughout the world.

In addition to the department requirements outlined here, this concentration requires:

Two infectious disease courses (5 total credits) + concentration electives

The community health and development concentration prepares professionals to work at community, district, and national levels to strengthen indigenous capacity to address their priorities, improve health, and move toward well-being.

Graduates of this concentration will have the capacity to work with grassroots organizations, private voluntary groups, governmental agencies, and other sector providers to design, implement, manage, and evaluate community-based public health initiatives. Emphasis will be given to the development of public health skills, the acquisition of knowledge about working within local communities in different cultural settings and development contexts, and promoting social and behavioral change for healthier communities.

In addition to the department requirements outlined here, this concentration requires:

Three community health and development courses + concentration electives

The public health nutrition concentration takes a broad perspective with respect to both content and methodological approaches to equip students for careers in public health nutrition. Graduates can use these skills to serve government agencies, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, applied research institutions, and universities in the U.S. and globally.

In addition to the department requirements outlined here, this concentration requires:

Three public nutrition courses + concentration electives

The concentration in sexual and reproductive health and population studies addresses current domestic and global issues in these domains using anthropological, demographic, epidemiological, ethnographic, and applied behavioral methods.

The concentration prepares students for programmatic or research work in the fields of reproductive health, sexual health, and population studies, according to their personal career objectives.

In addition to the department requirements outlined here, this concentration requires:

Three sexual and reproductive health and population studies courses + concentration electives