With relevant prior experience and/or graduate education, you
may be able to request waivers for:
- EEH 520 Biological Basis of Public Health
- CHB 544 Field Training
Health professionals—defined as physicians, doctors of
osteopathy, doctors of chiropractic, nurses, dentists,
veterinarians, medical technologists and physician
assistants—can request a waiver for the 3 credit Biological
Basis of Public Health course. For more information, contact the
program director, Gregory Homish, PhD.
If you are a public health professional with relevant prior
experience, you can request a field training waiver by completing
Waiver Request for Field Training Credit Based
on Previous Public Health Experience and the program-specific
To be eligible for a waiver, your prior experience must have
- A public health experience. This may include assessing,
monitoring or conducting surveillance of health problems or
services in a population; establishing health objectives and
priorities for populations/groups; conducting research on
population-based health problems; developing policies and
intervention strategies to meet public health needs; participating
in disease prevention and health promotion programs; or studying
the natural history of disease or health-related effects in a
population. Individual patient care in a hospital, clinic or
physician office setting is not sufficient to be considered public
- Relevant to your MPH program.
- A cohesive, focused experience of appropriate quality as
determined by your MPH program director.
- Of sufficient duration—at least 120 hours in a single
cohesive experience for a 3 credit waiver.