Public health practitioners play an important role in society, whether they are researching and tracking the spread of disease, running awareness campaigns in schools, or advising corporations on health programs and policies. The Public Health program at Southern is intensively hands-on, with internships and class activities that center on community partnerships. Graduates work at local and state health departments, community-based agencies, hospitals, research institutes, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and nonprofit agencies.
Southern’s Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program will prepares students for a thriving career in public health. The MPH program offers a planned program of study that provides prospective and current public-health workers with:
- A strong background the five core disciplines of public health;
- Experience applying public health knowledge through independent research;
- A hands-on professional field placement;
- Specialized coursework in Health Promotion;
- Opportunities to study abroad.
Every student is assigned an academic advisor when admitted to the program. Students are notified of their advisor name and contact information and encouraged to meet with their advisors at least twice a year to discuss academic progress, degree requirements, and course selection.
The program consists of a 48-credit plan of study, including 33 credits of core course work, 3 credits field placement, 3 credits of independent research, and 9 credits of exciting electives. The program’s health promotion specialization focuses on developing the skills to address community health needs.
To ensure a qualified, well-trained public health workforce, the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program offers a planned program of study that provides prospective and current public-health workers with: a strong general background in areas of knowledge basic to public health, experience applying public health knowledge through independent research, a field-placement experience under qualified supervision, and specialized coursework in health promotion.
If you have questions about the program, please contact the MPH program coordinator, Dr. Marian Evans at email@example.com