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Master of Public Health


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Master of Public Health (MPH) Program Details:

  • Admission: two start dates per year (fall and spring semester), no GRE requirement
  • Delivery: Face-to-face, NIGHT courses (M-Th), some courses available online
  • Format: full-time and part-time formats available
  • Track: Thesis and non-thesis tracks
  • Credits: 42 total credit hours
  • Accreditation: Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH)

The MPH degree program is offered by LSUS and the Louisiana State University Health Science Center – Shreveport (LSUHSC-S) and includes 42 credit hours. The curriculum is specifically designed to prepare public health graduate students for careers in a public health setting. All students complete a five-course core (15 credit hours) that addresses the five area of core knowledge identified by the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH) as essential for all MPH students to demonstrate. An additional 21 credit hours in public health-related courses are also completed. The last phase of the program consists of a practicum (3 credit hours) which students are required to complete 200 hours of practicum experience and produce a structured report that describes, analyzes, and critiques the experience. Students have the option of completing a MPH Capstone project (3 credit hours) or Master’s Thesis (6 credit hours). Students who choose the MPH Capstone project will complete an additional six credits of electives. Students who choose to complete a thesis may waive one elective. In both the practicum and culminating experiences, students are under the supervision and guidance of faculty and field based practitioners. 

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