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Online Master of Public Health

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Total Credit Hours
42

Cost Per Credit Hour
$775

Be a Leader in Health and Wellness Across the Globe.

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This program is designed for aspiring students seeking to address public health issues with evidence-based approaches. Throughout the program, students will interact with renowned public health faculty from both the LSUS and LSUHS campuses in a collaborative online learning environment. Graduates of our MPH Program will be equipped to pursue careers in a variety of fields including, but not limited to, health education, epidemiology, environmental health, analytics, management, policy and research within the public, private and not-for-profit workforce sector.

The Mission of the LSUS/LSUHS Master of Public Health Program is to prepare future leaders to better address the health care needs of people in Louisiana, nationally and globally through education, research and public service. Our program, accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), ensures students are grounded in the foundational public health knowledge areas as well as the foundational competencies necessary for a rigorous education in Public Health.
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LSUS/LSUHS MPH Program

Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)


Total Credit Hours
42

Cost Per Credit Hour
$775

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Study from a rigorous CEPH approved curriculum

Our focused coursework prepares students for today's real-world challenges facing public health. Courses have been developed from public health experts to expand students' knowledge and leadership skills based on the Foundational Public Health Knowledge areas and 27 MPH Foundational Competencies.

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Benefit from a flexible format

Students are able to complete the program 100% online, allowing them to balance work, family and other life responsibilities. The 42 hour curriculum can be completed within two years.

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Earn an accredited degree from a top-tier program

LSUS Online proudly continues to set standards for online learning. For years we’ve been helping students find their passion and equipping them to take action. The university is regionally accredited and ranked among the top.

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Continuous support

You will have access to MPH faculty and services on both the LSUS and LSUHS campuses. Additionally, the program faculty actively provide curriculum advising and career counseling along with engagement in monthly seminars via Zoom.


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Cost

Total credit hours: 42 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $775 (includes all fees)

Total cost with fees: $32,550

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.

Course Listings

Core Courses: 30 hours

  • PUBH 701 Introduction to Public Health and Health Disparities | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 703 Public Health Leadership and Ethics | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 707 Program Planning | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 708 Principles of Epidemiology | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 709 Principles of Biostatistics | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 710 Environmental Health | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 712 Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 713 Health Service Administration, Health Management and Policy | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 721 Research Methods | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 723 Program Evaluation | Credit Hours: 3

Electives: 6 hours (students must select two courses)

  • PUBH 702 Public Health Law and Ethics | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 704 Human Disease and Health Promotion for Public Health Professionals | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 705 Principles of Health Promotion and Intervention | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 706 Public Health Nutrition | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 714 Empowerment through Community Health Sciences | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 717 Public Health Strategic Planning | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 718 Global Health | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 719 Health and Diseases Across Ages | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 720 Graphic Information Systems (GIS) in Public Health | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 724 Understanding Poverty - A Public Health Perspective | Credit Hours: 3

Required Culminating Experience: 6 hours

  • PUBH 782 Applied Practice Experience (APE) | Credit Hours: 3
  • PUBH 783 Integrated Learning Experience (ILE) | Credit Hours: 3

Learn more about the online Master of Public Health's term dates and important deadlines.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for regular admission to the MPH degree program, all applicants must submit an online application for admission that can be found on LSUS’s website. US Citizens and International applicants must submit all LSUS Graduate Studies required admission documents to the Office of Admissions and Records. Students who meet the admission criteria for LSUS Graduate Studies must also meet the following program specific criteria to be considered for admission into the MPH degree program:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university, with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester hours
  • Three letters of reference submitted to the MPH Program Director
  • Complete an Asynchronous Interview

Upon receipt of these requirements, the MPH Admission Committee will make admission decisions based on all materials submitted to the University and the MPH Program. No GRE score is required for this program.

Why Choose the LSUS/LSUHS MPH Program?

As an integral part of the LSU System, LSUS and LSUHS students receive a high-quality education led by qualified and dedicated faculty and staff. LSUS and LSUHS offer a unique MPH degree program in smaller, more personalized classroom environments both on campus and online. Tuition rates at LSUS are among the most competitive in the state for this high standard of education, leaving a large portion of their students to graduate debt free. LSUS/LSUHS MPH graduates leave the program well equipped and prepared to succeed as professionals in a variety of public health sectors.

Career Opportunities
  • restaurant inspectors
  • first responders
  • health educators
  • scientists and researchers
  • nutritionists
  • community planners
  • social workers
  • epidemiologists
  • public health physicians
  • public health nurses
  • occupational health and safety professionals
  • public policymakers
  • sanitarians
  • environmental health
  • analytics management
  • program planning and evaluation