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Master of Public Health


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Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health is a joint degree program offered by LSU Shreveport and LSU Health Shreveport and fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health. This program is designed for aspiring students seeking to address public health issues with evidence-based approaches. The program is comprised of 42 credit hours which includes a 200-hour applied practical experience (internship). The curriculum is specifically designed to prepare public health graduate students for careers in a public health setting. No GRE required, minimum GPA 3.0 to apply.

Two Delivery Formats: On-Campus or Online

Students have the opportunity to choose between two delivery formats. Track #1 is comprised of face-to-face, evening courses offered Monday-Thursday and operates on a traditional semester schedule. Track #2 is comprised of 100% online courses offered on a seven week term schedule. Learn more about the Online Master of Public Health

Track 1: Traditional, Face-to-Face

  • Delivery: Face-to-face, Evening Courses (M-Th)
  • Start Dates: Fall (Aug) & Spring (Jan)
  • Culminating Project: Integrated Learning Experience OR Master’s Thesis

Track 2: Accelerated, 100% Online

  • Delivery: 100% Online (7 week terms)
  • Start Dates: 6 start dates per year
  • Culminating Project: Integrated Learning Experience

Examples of the many fields of Public Health

  • First responders
  • Restaurant inspectors
  • 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

Program at a Glance

Degree: Master's
Credits: 42 hours
Accreditation: CEPH
Format: Full & part-time

No GRE score is required for admission. Minimum 3.0 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester hours.

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