Presentation on theme: "MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH) Community Health Track Graduate Student Advising Sheet (Effective Spring 2011) MPH Director: Dr. Lynn Carson,"— Presentation transcript:
MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH) Community Health Track Graduate Student Advising Sheet (Effective Spring 2011) MPH Director: Dr. Lynn Carson, email: firstname.lastname@example.org MPH Community Health Track Coordinator: Dr. Debra Bill, email: email@example.com MPH Core Course Coordinator: Dr. Stacie Metz, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Community Health MPH Advisors: Dr. Carson (A-H),Dr. Metz (I-Q),Dr. Bill (N-Z)email@example.com@firstname.lastname@example.org
MPH CORE COURSES (24 CREDITS) COURSESEMESTER OFFEREDCREDITS HEA520 Public Health EpidemiologyFall/Spring3 HEA526 Biostatistics for Public HealthFall/ Spring3 ENV530 General Environmental Health Fall/ Spring3 HEA630 Health Care AdministrationFall/ Spring3 HEA632 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health Fall/ Spring3 HEA648 Research Methods in Public Health Fall/ Spring3 HEA649 Applied Learning Experience IFall/Spring/Summer3 HEA650 Applied Learning Experience II (taken during the last semester of program) Fall/Spring/Summer3 Total of 45 Credits for the MPH Program
MPH Community Health Track Courses & HEA Electives (21 credits) COURSESEMESTER OFFERED CREDITS HEA531 Community as a Basis for HealthFall3 HEA543 Transcultural HealthFall/ Summer3 HEA 539 Health Promotion and Program PlanningSpring3 HEA 538 Evaluation of Health ProgramsSpring3 HEA 544 Program Admin. Health/ Human ServiceWinter/ Summer 3 HEA____ Health Elective_____________Fall/ Spring/ Summer 3 HEA____ Health Elective_____________Fall/ Spring/ Summer 3 Total= 45 Credits for MPH Program
COURSE PREREQUISITES COURSE PREREQUISITES for HEA648- Research Methods in Public Health HEA520 Epidemiology in Public Health HEA526 Biostatistics in Public Health COURSE PREREQUISITES for HEA649- Applied Learning Experience I (ALE I) HEA520 Epidemiology in Public Health HEA526 Biostatistics in Public Health 30 Completed Credits COURSE PREREQUISITES for HEA650- Applied Learning Experience II (ALEII) All MPH & Elective courses completed No exceptions made for this prerequisite Students are responsible to meet with their faculty advisor to ensure their courses are completed in appropriate sequence
INFORMATION ADVISING INFORMATION AdvisorsStudents with Last Names Starting with- Dr. Lynn CarsonA-H Dr. Stacie MetzI-Q Dr. Debra BillN-Z WCU ACADEMIC PROBATION/ DISMISSAL POLICY Graduate Student with Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) below 3.00 will be placed on academic probation. Graduate Students must raise their GPA to 3.00 at the end of the next semester in which they register. An addition Probationary semester may be granted at the discretion of the Graduate Dean. Graduate Student failing to meet the conditions of Academic Probation is subject to dismissal. Graduate Student earning a Cumulative GPA of 2.00 or lower will be dropped from Graduate Program without a prior Probation period.
Undergraduate Statistics Course Prerequisite Students with no introductory course in statistics (i.e., those without the word ‘statistics” in the title of the course) will need to either: 1.Enroll in MAT121- Introduction to Statistics at WCU or take an equivalent course at Community College or other University OR 2. Complete a Statistical Competency Exam- (Administered by Dept. of Health, under direction of Dr. Stacie Metz – email: email@example.com@wcupa.edu for further information) Considered if student has previous experience with introductory statistics through other courses that may not appear on transcript Scheduled at start of Fall/ Spring Semesters. Score of 85 or higher accepted as replacement of UG statistics requirement
Provisional Acceptance MAT121 Prerequisite If your MPH letter states provisionally accepted ↓ Because you have yet to meet MAT121 prerequisites ↓ But you have taken an undergrad statistics course (with ‘statistics’ as course title) at other university ↓ Please send your advisor an electronic version of your unofficial transcript, that they can forward to Office of Graduate Studies to ensure that you get into courses that have MAT121 as the prerequisite and switch your program status to FULL. For further questions email: Dr. Metz (firstname.lastname@example.org)email@example.com
Information on Enrolling in HEA520 or HEA526 via MyWCU If YOU TOOK MAT 121 at WCU or had a MAT 121 Course Equivalent Transferred to WCU as an undergraduate student ↓ you will have NO PROBLEM in enrolling yourself in HEA520 or HEA526 via MyWCU
Information on Enrolling in HEA520 or HEA526 via MyWCU If YOU TOOK a MAT 121 Course Equivalent at another university BUT DID NOT have the Course Transferred to WCU during undergraduate studies ↓ MyWCU WILL BLOCK you from Enrolling in HEA520 or HEA526 yourself. To get manually enrolled in specific course, please email (provide desired section number and student id)- For HEA526- Dr. Metz, email- firstname.lastname@example.org@wcupa.edu For HEA520- Dr. Leonard, email- email@example.com &firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Sankaran, email- email@example.com@wcupa.edu Seating maxes will be set lower to accommodate these students blocked by MyWCU.
INFORMATION COURSE SEQUENCING Most core courses offered two/three times a year. Many electives offered once a year. Refer to advising sheet for course sequencing. Students who miss courses might delay their graduation date. Always check with advisors to make sure courses are taken in appropriate sequence. SUMMER COURSES Many offered as weeklong workshops (8am – 5pm) or accelerated. Students who work full time, may need to take time off from work to complete these courses. Students will be notified about summer school schedules before the end of the fall semester. Time & dates for these courses will be disseminated so that appropriate notification can be given to employers.
INFORMATION APPLIED LEARNING EXPERIENCE I & II Time Commitments Total 300 Hours experience Completed over two consecutive semesters 100 hours for ALE I 200 hours for ALE II Employed students need to make arrangements for time off from work to complete projects during ALE I & II. Students are expected to spend time at agency to complete their projects. At the start of ALE I & II, Students & Agency Site Supervisor need to be in agreement about time needed to be spent on site. GRADE POINT AVERAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLIED LEARNING EPERIENCE I & II Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 after completion of all core & elective courses To maintain the integrity, quality & reputation of program. Will provide a quality educational experience which will prepare students for professional positions upon graduation.
Important Information Regarding Graduation DEGREE CANDIDACY ( Refer to WCU Graduate Catalog for more information) Degree Candidacy application must be made immediately after completion of 12- 15 semester hours of course work. File the application with Dean of Graduate Studies. http://www.wcupa.edu/_admissions/sch_dgr/forms/degCand_form.a sp http://www.wcupa.edu/_admissions/sch_dgr/forms/degCand_form.a sp Students will receive a letter from Dean of Graduate Studies approving/ denying their degree candidacy. TIME NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE DEGREE All course work including ALE I & II must be completed within six years prior to the expected date of graduation. Students have an option of taking one course per semester- 6 years for program completion. This advising sheet offers two course rotations to complete degree (two year format; three year format).
Important Information Regarding Graduation APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION Information, fees & forms for graduation are found online, Office Graduate Studies webpage, http://www.wcupa.edu/_admissions/sch_dgr// Failure to apply by deadline below may delay graduation date. GRADUATION DEADLINES SemesterMonth of GraduationDeadline Spring SemesterMay GraduationFebruary 1st Summer SemesterAugust GraduationJune 1st Fall SemesterDecember GraduationOctober 1st
Important Information Regarding August Graduation & the May Graduation Ceremony GRADUATING MONTH/ MONTH OF COMPLETION OF COURSE REQUIREMENTS MONTH OF GRADUATION CEREMONY FINAL GRADUATION CLEARANCE/ ISSUE OF DIPLOMAS SUMMERMAYSEPTEMBER
Recommended Course Rotation to Complete the Degree Within Six Semesters ( TWO YEARS) In this rotation 3 courses/ semester are taken (except for summer semester) Recommended for Full- time students/ Graduate Assistants Time commitments in most cases 1-3 nights/ week for fall/ spring semester 1 week/ course for summer semester except for HEA649- ALE I & HEA650- ALE II
Recommended Course Rotation to Complete the Degree Within Six Semesters ( TWO YEARS) YEAR 01 FALL SEMESTERSPRING SEMESTERSUMMER SEMESTER HEA520 Public Health Epidemiology HEA648 Research Methods in Public Health HEA544 Program Administration HEA526 Biostatistics in Public Health HEA630 Health Care Administration Health Elective # 1 HEA531 Community as the Basis of Health HEA539 Health Promotion Program Planning YEAR 02 FALL SEMESTERSPRING SEMESTERSUMMER SEMESTER HEA632 Social/ Behavioral Aspects of Health ENV530 General Environmental Health HEA650 Applied Learning Experience II HEA543 Transcultural HealthHEA538 Evaluation of Health Programs Health Elective # 2HEA649 Applied Learning Experience I
Recommended Course Rotation to Complete the Degree Within Nine Semesters ( THREE YEARS) In this rotation 2 courses/ semester are taken Recommended for employed students in full- time positions Time commitments in most cases 1-2 nights/ week for fall/ spring semester 1 week for each summer course except for HEA649-ALE I & HEA450- ALE II
Recommended Course Rotation to Complete the Degree Within Nine Semesters ( THREE YEARS) YEAR 01 FALL SEMESTERSPRING SEMESTERSUMMER SEMESTER HEA520 Public Health Epidemiology HEA539 Health Promotion Program Planning HEA544 Program Administration in Health and Human Service HEA531 Community as a Basis for Health ENV530 General Environmental Health YEAR 02 FALL SEMESTERSPRING SEMESTERSUMMER SEMESTER HEA526 Biostatistics in Pubic Health HEA648 Research Methods in Public Health Health Elective # 1 HEA543 Transcultural HealthHEA538 Evaluation of Health Programs YEAR 03 FALL SEMESTERSPRING SEMESTERSUMMER SEMESTER HEA632 Social/ Behavioral Aspects of Health HEA630 Health Care Administration HEA650 Applied Learning Experience II Health Elective # 2HEA649 Applied Learning Experience I