Waiver Requests

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

EEH 520 Waiver Request

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 concentration director, Gregory Homish, PhD.

Field Training Waiver Requests

Waiver Requests Based on Previous Public Health Experience

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 concentration-specific form.

To be eligible for a waiver, your prior experience must have been:

  • 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 health experience.
  • Relevant to your MPH concentration.
  • A cohesive, focused experience of appropriate quality as determined by your MPH concentration director.
  • Of sufficient duration—at least 120 hours in a single cohesive experience for a 3 credit waiver.