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Master of Public Health

Welcome to Jackson State University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree Program


Master of Public Health Degree Program


The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Degree Program prepares students at Jackson State University to become competent practitioners in different areas of public health including behavioral health promotion and education, epidemiology, and health policy and management.  Individuals with the M.P.H. degree can be expected to compete effectively in the job market and respond to the challenges posed by disparities in health and healthcare affecting minorities and other historically underserved populations.  The Program provides students with a master’s experience that is multidisciplinary, problem-centered, fully engaged, and integrative of the diverse elements needed in the education of the public health practitioner.


Our M.P.H. program at Jackson State University serves both full-time and part-time student.  Full-time students can usually complete the curriculum in two and one-half years.  Part-time usually requires two additional semesters.  Students acquire the necessary professional knowledge, skills and competencies to be qualified for employment in public health and medical care practice in their specialized disciplines.


We offer a Master of Public Health degree with the following concentrations:


Students are required to complete a minimum of 45 semester hours of credit including successful completion of a field practice internship to receive their Master of Public Health degree.  The M.P.H. curriculum requires 6 core courses or 18 credit hours (3 hours per course) for all students.  Each concentration offers 5 required specialization courses or 15 credit hours in the advanced study of public health specialization.