Coordinated Doctor of Optometry/Master of Public Health Program

This MPH/OD coordinated degree program is offered through the UAB School of Optometry and the UAB School of Public Health. MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

Curriculum

Students must complete the MPH Core plus 10 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required OD curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the OD curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours. Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences.

RequirementsHours
MPH Core Requirements: (14 hours)
PUH 601This is Public Health1
PUH 602Community Assessment3
PUH 603Quantitative Methods in Public Health3
PUH 604Programs and Policies3
PUH 605Public Health Management and Evaluation3
PUH 606Leadership for Evidence-Based Public Health1
Approved Electives: (10 hours):
PUH 610Population Health3
Select 7 credit hours of Public Health 600-699 level courses7
Applied Practice Experience: (3 hours)
PUH 697Practice Placement / Internship3
Integrative Learning Experience: (3 hours)
PUH 695Environment and Health: The MPH Capstone3
Total SOPH Hours:30
Credit from OD Curriculum (12 hours):
Clinical Ophthalmic Optics
Business Aspects of Optometry
Community Eye Care II
Community Eye Care II
Total Credit Hours for the MPH:42