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Public Health, M.P.H. (CIP 51.2201)



Website: www.lsuhs.edu/mph

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a joint degree program offered by LSU Shreveport and LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport and includes 42 credit hours. The curriculum is specifically designed to prepare public health graduate students for careers in a public health setting. The curriculum includes courses specifically designed to incorporate 12 foundational public health knowledge areas and 27 foundational competencies identified by the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH) as essential to the MPH educational process. All students are required to take the foundational and required courses, 30 credit hours. The last phase of the program consists of an Applied Practice Experience (internship - 3 credit hours) which students are required to complete 150 hours of practicum experience and produce a structured report that describes, analyzes, and critiques the experience with integration and synthesis of identified competencies. Students have the option of completing an MPH Integrated Learning Experience (capstone - 3 credit hours) or Master’s Thesis (6 credit hours). Students who choose the MPH Integrated Learning Experience will complete an additional six credits of electives. Students who choose to complete a Master’s Thesis may waive one elective. In both the Applied Practice Experience and culminating experiences, students are under the supervision and guidance of faculty and field based practitioners.

Minimum Requirements for Admission


Admission to the MPH program is competitive. Satisfactory completion of the minimum requirements identified below is required.

  1. Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university by the first day of class in the MPH Program.
  2. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA (on a 4.0 scale) OR a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours attempted in the undergraduate degree program upon application.
  3. All applicants to the MPH degree program must complete an asynchronous interview which reflects your goals and objectives and how the program may help you reach your goals, along with three electronic recommendations. 

In addition to the general admission requirements, international applicants (any applicant who is not an American citizen, does not have a permanent resident card, or will require a visa to study in the United States) must meet additional critiera related to English-language proficiency and foreign transcript evaluation. Please refer to LSU Shreveport website for more information: www.lsus.edu.

Method of Application


The Master of Public Health program accepts applications for admission via LSU Shreveport’s online application. Please refer to LSU Shreveport website for more information: www.lsus.edu.

Transfer Credit


The Master of Public Health program’s transfer credit policy is located in the LSU Shreveport Catalog. Please refer to LSU Shreveport website for more information: www.lsus.edu.

Academic Progression Requirements


The Master of Public Health program’s academic progression policy is located in the LSU Shreveport Catalog. Please refer to LSU Shreveport website for more information: www.lsus.edu.