Administration of Comprehensive Examinations
Students in Behavioral & Community Health, Biostatistics, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Management & Policy, and Maternal & Child Health must take both the Certified in Public Health examination (CPH Exam) and the concentration comprehensive examination to meet graduation requirements. MPH Professional Option students must take the Certified in Public Health examination (CPH Exam) and the Professional Option Capstone Course (PHED 5302).
Certified in Public Health Examination– All students must receive permission to enroll in the 0 SCH course. Specific requirements are listed on the School of Public Health website.
Concentration Comprehensive Examination– The MPH comprehensive examination is administered twice each academic year: once in the fall and once in the spring.
Students are required to enroll in the appropriate 0 semester credit hour course (BACH 5001, BIOS 5001, EOHS 5001, EPID 5001, HMAP 5001, MACH 5001) in the semester in which they intend to take the comprehensive examination. Students will receive a permission number from the departmental Comprehensive Exam Coordinator to enroll in the course.
Students are required to enroll in PHED 6002, when they are ready to take the Integrated Competency Examination (ICE) which is the doctoral comprehensive examination experience. Students who do not pass ICE on the first attempt will be referred to the DrPH program committee for appropriate remediation or modification to the curriculum plan. ICE is offered a minimum of once a year. Students have two attempts to successfully pass the ICE. DrPH students are also required to pass the Certified in Public Health (CPH Exam) to meet graduation requirements.
Students are required to enroll in the concentration specific comprehensive examination course (BACH 6000, BIOS 6000, EOHS 6000, EPID 6000, HMAP 6000) to indicate they are ready to take the comprehensive examination. The PhD comprehensive examination is offered at least once per year. Students have two attempts to successfully pass the concentration specific comprehensive examination.