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PBHE698 - Comprehensive Exam in Public Health


This course is available as the last step in the pursuit of a Master’s in Public Health degree (MPH). The examination ensures that the student has mastered all the program competencies, the CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health) accreditation requirements, the research skills, and the content expected of a professional in the Public Health field. This course will be developed using Open Educational Resources (OER) and includes many resources, lesson handouts, other readings, course notes, etc. This course will be developed and the exam will be structured to mirror the CPH (Certified in Public Health) Exam questions. The CPH is an exam administered by the National Board of Public Health Examiners for professionals in the public health field ( The course development will ensure students and classrooms have the necessary course resources; provide students with the exam protocols; provide students with the exam rubric; provide students with extensive feedback on their work as a way to assist in their preparation (feedback is also designed to help students understand what is considered a passing answer to exam questions); ensure students complete all activities leading up to the exam; submit all exam questions to a plagiarism detection tool; approve the proctor (intends to use Examity or external tools if applicable); and grade the exam using the program-approved rubric. IMPORTANT: Students must have COMPLETED all core requirements and elective courses in the program and have a GPA of 3.0 in order to register for this course. Public Health students must pass this comprehensive exam in order to have their degree conferred. The comprehensive exam must be taken by the course end date or a failing grade will be posted. Students must follow all the requirements regarding the comprehensive exam included in the graduate EOP.






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