Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Earn your master's degree in Public Health (MPH) from Louisiana State University Shreveport and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Shreveport in preparation for a variety of careers in public health settings. Face-to-face and accelerated 100% online options are available.

ceph logoEarn your master’s degree and prepare for high-demand careers in public health settings. Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the LSUS/LSUHS Master of Public Health program offers convenient evening classes and a 100% online option. With flexible academic options and extensive hands-on learning opportunities, the LSUS/LSUHS Master of Public Health has everything you need to begin a successful career in the public health field. 


Why LSUS/LSUHS Master of Public Health program? 

The Masters in Public Health program is offered through a collaboration between LSUS and Louisiana State University Health Shreveport (LSUHS). This unique partnership offers resources and opportunities that will enrich your graduate experience and prepare you for diverse roles in the field of public health. Core courses address 27 competencies and 15 areas of knowledge identified by CEPH as essential for all public health master’s degree students to demonstrate. At the same time, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to choose field experiences based on your interests. Faculty are deeply engaged in the Shreveport community and personally involved in the work of students.

Experiential Learning in the Master of Public Health Program 

As part of your master’s degree study, you’ll complete a 150-hour practicum experience followed by either a capstone or thesis project. Our students also work closely with the Martin Luther King Health Center, the LSU AG Center and many other community-based agencies to tackle a variety of projects in areas such as literacy, nutrition, health promotion and prevention.  

LSUS MPH Admissions Requirements

In addition to general University requirements for admission to graduate studies, 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 minimum 3.0 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester hours;
  • Three electronic recommendations submitted to the MPH Program Director;
  • Completion of 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. 

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  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
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  • In person evening classes and 100% online option
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Explore the Master of Public Health Degree at LSUS

Looking for an accredited graduate program that gives you opportunities to get involved in the community and gain real-world experience in the field of public health? Look no further than the Master of Public Health program at LSUS.  

Hands-on experience 

At LSUS, you can tailor practicum, capstone and thesis experiences to fit your interests – working with a variety of organizations in Shreveport, Louisiana, and beyond. Faculty are involved in numerous community organizations and are continually identifying new educational opportunities in the field of public health.  

Student life 

The Master of Public Health program at LSUS offers a rich cultural mixture of international and U.S. students. There is also a Public Health Student Association that helps to raise money for conference trips, participates in service opportunities, and takes part in a variety of other activities in the local community.  

Learn from the best 

Our public health faculty include top healthcare professionals from all over the world. They are also dedicated teachers and mentors who are here to help you succeed. You’ll find this is the kind of program in which faculty often remain in contact with alumni through friendships and social medial.   

Comprehensive Exam

The final requirement for master degree candidates is to pass the Comprehensive Final Examination and culminating experience (capstone or thesis). Comprehensives may be taken during the semester in which the candidate is registered for the last three semester hours of required credit prior to the final culminating experience. Comprehensive Exam students who fail the qualifying examination will have the opportunity for one “make‐up” examination no later than 30 days after the first examination. After two unsuccessful attempts to pass the examination, the faculty may recommend additional courses or other forms of remediation prior to a third attempt. Inability to pass the examination after three attempts will result in dismissal from the degree program.

Financial aid for Master of Public Health graduate students 

More than $12.4 million in scholarship money is awarded to LSUS students each year. Take some time to explore the types of financial aid you could qualify for. 


LSUS/LSUHS Master of Public Health graduates were employed within 12 months of graduation


LSUS/LSUHS Master of Public Health graduates are employed, continuing education, or unemployed by choice

Master of Public Health students have full access to both the LSUS and LSUHS library systems and work with organizations such as Hope for the Homeless, St. Luke’s Medical Missions, Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Awareness, and Providence House 

Our faculty includes professors from Bangladesh and Brazil, along with faculty experienced in Caribbean health, working with refuge populations, and environmental health initiatives. 

Designed to meet the needs of busy working students, the Master of Public Health program is offered via convenient evening classes (part-time and full-time) and 100% online. 

Where Can a Master of Public Health Degree from LSUS/LSUHS Take You?

A master’s degree in public health will prepare you for positions in local, state, federal and non-governmental organizations, including:  

  • Health agencies 
  • Health services 
  • Community health organizations 
  • Research institutions 
  • Academic institutions 
  • Non-profit organizations 

Many of our graduates also go on to advanced doctoral degree programs in medicine and other health-related fields.  

Learn more about course requirements for the Master of Public Health program.

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