The Augusta University Master of Public Health program prepares leaders proficient in applying and disseminating an interdisciplinary knowledge base and skill set to prevent disease, improve the delivery of health services, and promote the health of populations.

Our CEPH-accredited program requires completion of a minimum 45 semester credit units, including a 5-credit internship (field practicum) and 3-credit Capstone (culminating experience). Students may select from three concentrations:

Health Informatics

Our Health Information track prepares professionals with the requisite knowledge and skills create, analyze, and manage information systems to improve health care delivery.

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Health Management

The Health Management track prepares professionals with the knowledge and skills needed for administrative and leadership positions in the increasingly complex health care sector.

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Environmental Health

Our MPH Environmental Health tracks prepares professionals to understand the biological, physical, and chemical agents present in environments.

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Social & Behavioral Sciences

Our MPH Social & Behavioural Sciences tracks prepares professionals who provide leadership in a variety of community and public health programs and perform evidence-based research in the area of social and behavioral intervention.

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Required for all concentrations

Internship
MPH students are required to complete 50 hours of internship (practicum) in a public health organization, such as a community-based organization, clinical/health care setting, school-based setting, federal/state/local public health agency, or research institution. The internship provides hands-on experience in public health, blending practical experiences with academic learning. Internship policies and procedures are outlined in the MPH Internship Manual.

Capstone
The Capstone course is the culminating experience of our MPH program. This course requires students to integrate knowledge acquired through coursework with other program learning experiences and apply it to analyzing and addressing a public health practice and/or research challenge. The MPH Capstone Manual  includes detailed information on goals, expectations, policies, and assessment procedures.