Master of Public Health

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Master of Public health 

  • Offers community-based internship opportunities
  • Provides a substantial Capstone research experience
  • Offers an engaging coursework - primarily online
  • Can be completed in two (2) years
  • Can be taken part-time

About the Program

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is a multidisciplinary professional degree emphasizing the practical aspects of public health. The program is designed to give both clinicians and non-clinical professional’s knowledge and skills in core public health competencies to promote the health of populations in today’s rapidly changing environment. Our MPH program develops professionals with the research skills to critically evaluate public health literature and put those results into practice. Not only do we prepare professionals to be leaders in evidence-based public health practice we also focus on patient-centered care and community health.

At Augusta University, you’ll find a comprehensive educational experience designed to prepare leaders who understand the important role of public health in today’s society and are equipped with critical-thinking, problem-solving, and information-management skills that improve health care delivery and promote public health. The MPH program is innovative and collaborative program with concentrations in health management, health informatics, environmental health, and social & behavioral sciences. All MPH concentrations are accredited by the Council of Education in Public Health (CEPH)


  • Management

    Health Management- As the baby boomer population ages, the demand for healthcare is steadily increasing, that growth is not expected to stop anytime soon. The MPH concentration in Health Management equips professionals with an interdisciplinary knowledge base and skill set for administrative and leadership positions in the increasingly complex health care and public health sectors.

  • Informatics

    Health Informatics- In December 2015, The Bureau of Labor Statistics stated openings for medical record and health information technicians will increase 15% nationwide between 2014 and 2024. The MPH Health Informatics concentration at AU allows students with the knowledge and skills to design, implement, analyze and manage information systems and technologies to improve the delivery of health care and public health practices as well as improve the quality and safety of patient care.

  • Environmental

    Environmental Health- With a concentration in environmental health you could work in a variety of different areas, for example the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The Environmental Health concentration prepares students to be public health leaders proficient in the application and dissemination of knowledge to address environmental & occupational health concerns and promote community health.

    *Applications are not being accepted for the Enviromental Health concentration at this time. 

  • Social & Behavioral

    Social & Behavioral Sciences- Those who would like to pursue a career in social work or counseling should consider a degree in social and behavioral sciences. This program develops 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. 

    *Applications are not being accepted for the Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration at this time.

*Applications are not being accepted for the Environmental or Social & Behavioral concentrations at this time.

Applicant Profile

Our MPH program supports working professionals as well as fresh graduates pursuing a graduate degree. It attracts students from diverse backgrounds, including medicine, finance, nursing, engineering, information systems, and allied health.