Students spend the first year taking courses to build the foundation of their knowledge, and then apply that knowledge with community-based learning experiences in the second year.
The 54-credit MSCM program prepares students as skilled community medicine practitioners to work in the safety net community clinics, federally qualified health centers, public health departments, healthcare systems, non-governmental organizations, and industries that serve those communities.
All courses are taught entirely online, with real-world, community-based experiences occurring in the student’s geographical location.
In the first year, students take courses to build their knowledge foundation and complete a capstone learning experience. Based on whether the student wants to pursue employment following graduation or continue onto medical school/health provider programs, relevant electives will be offered. Students complete an additional two foundational courses in the second year and apply their mastered knowledge to real-life experiences with a second capstone project.
F – Foundational course
T – Track-specific course