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 four concentrations:
The Health Management track prepares professionals with the knowledge and skills needed
for administrative and leadership positions in the increasingly complex health care
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Our MPH Environmental Health tracks prepares professionals to understand the biological, physical, and chemical agents present in environments.
Note: Effective Spring 2019, we are no longer accepting students for the Environmental Health concentration.
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.
Note: Effective Spring 2019, we are no longer accepting students for the Social and
Behavioral Sciences concentration.
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.
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.