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  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

Department of Public Health


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Ray G. Newman, Ph.D., Chair
118 College Drive #5122
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
(601) 266-5437
www.usm.edu/community-public-health-sciences

Anderson-Lewis, Arrington, Choi, Fastring, Mayfield-Johnson, McGuire, Newman

Unit Description

The Department of Public Health was created as an organizational focus for expanded activities in community health. The department offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, an MPH/MBA dual degree in conjunction with the College of Business, and an MPH/ANT MA dual degree in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters. Emphasis areas include epidemiology and biostatistics, health education, health policy and administration, and health policy and administration (executive format). Faculty and staff are involved in interdisciplinary research and demonstration activities in areas such as health care access, health promotion, community health workers, impact studies, health care provider utilization, rural health, and cancer control. The Master of Public Health program seeks to prepare students for leadership responsibilities in public and private health settings that focus on improving quality of life through instruction, research, and community service. A 3.0 GPA is required for graduation. The MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Offerings for Non-Majors

A number of courses offered within the Department of Public Health are excellent choices for electives:

 
 
 
 
  

Degree Descriptions/Career Opportunities

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Health Education
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Master of Public Health (Health Policy and Administration Emphasis) and Master in Business Administration Dual Degree
  • Master of Public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics Emphasis) and Master in Anthropology Dual Degree
  • Master of Public Health (Health Education Emphasis) and Master in Anthropology Dual Degree

Programs

    Master of Public Health

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