Sep 30, 2023  
2022-2023 South University Academic Catalog Version III with addendum 
2022-2023 South University Academic Catalog Version III with addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Public Health (MPH)

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Offered at Atlanta, Montgomery, Online Programs, Savannah and Virginia Beach.

Note: Not all Online Program offerings are available to residents of all U.S. states. Please contact an admissions representative for further information

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program at South University is a 56-credit program designed to educate students and working professionals about areas of critical importance to local, national, and international public health challenges. The MPH program is organized around a curriculum which consists of core competencies, principal courses, and a practicum experience. The core courses cover the five main areas of public health competencies.  The principal courses are designed to cover a broad range of topics to help develop each student’s knowledge, skills, and abilities in public health practice and to further develop the skillsets of working professionals in the public health field.  Lastly the students take part in a practicum experience that synthesizes information learned throughout the program and as such should be taken as the last course in the program.  

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates should be able to:

  1. Apply evidence-based approaches to both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for given public health contexts.
  2. Examine the organization, structure and function of healthcare and public health systems both nationally and globally. 
  3. Design culturally responsive population-based health programs, policies and community interventions. 
  4. Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation
  5. Advocate for policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations, including factors that undermine efforts to achieve health equity

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