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2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Health Professions

Charkarra Anderson-Lewis, Ph.D., Interim Director
118 College Drive #5095
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
(601) 266-5794

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

Unit Description

The School of Health Professions was created as an organizational focus for expanded activities in community health. The school offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, an MPH/MBA dual degree in conjunction with the College of Business and Economic Development, and an MPH/ANT MA dual degree in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences. 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 School of Health Professions 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


    Master of Public Health