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2022-23 ATSU University Catalog 
2022-23 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, MPH

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Master of Public Health

CGHS’ online Master’s in Public Health prepares students for leadership in the field of public health. This program integrates web-based instruction, directed readings, email, and chat room interactions among students and faculty. The College uses mission-driven, context-based curriculum design and assesses student learning through authentic assessments. It includes a culminating supervised practicum project in a public health setting emphasizing evaluation and service delivery planning or operations, resolving a management problem, or evaluating a program component.

Department Mission Statement

The mission of the MPH department is to prepare public health professionals for leadership to advance public health, promote individual and community health and well-being, and to serve under-served populations to decrease health disparities locally, nationally, and globally.

Department Vision

The department will be the preeminent academic preparation for public health professionals. We will provide a contemporary and flexible curriculum that empowers our students to translate knowledge to meet the growing needs of domestic and global health and wellness.

Department Values

Leadership – We value leadership development for our students, faculty, and staff and encourage participation in community and professional service.

Integrity – We value the highest ethical principles of fairness and honesty in all of our interactions.

Scholarship – We value critical thinking and the generation of ideas through innovation and analysis.

Diversity – We value differences among people and their personal and professional perspectives.

Interprofessional education – We value the combined contributions of our educational community and work to achieve an environment of teamwork and collaboration.

Innovation – We value the development of progressive and efficient mechanisms for learning, teaching, and technological delivery.

Length of Program

The Master of Public Health program consists of 48 credit hours.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is due the first day of class. The tuition due each semester is based on the credit hours being taken by the student during that specific semester. Delinquent tuition penalties accrue at 1.5% per month, which is 18% per year. For more information on Student Account Collection, please reference ATSU Policy #50-112 within the Financial Policies  section of this catalog.

Tuition Student Technology Fee
$740 per credit hour $32 per credit hour

Public Health Certificates

Public Health students may receive a public health graduate certificate in conjunction with their MPH based on their electives chosen. Certificate options for MPH students are as follows:

  • MPH students (including ATSU-SOMA Dual Degree) who select SHMG 6000 - Global Health Issues as one of their two electives, may also choose to receive a Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response  Graduate Certificate.
  • MPH students (including ATSU-SOMA Dual Degree) who select PUBH 6800 - Public Health Disparities, Health Inequities, and Covid-19 as one of their two electives, may also choose to receive a Public Health Workforce Preparedness  Graduate Certificate.


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