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MPH Community Health Education Program

Mission and Overview

The mission of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree – Community Health Education program is to prepare students in the development and application of community-based public health interventions that solve problems in the field of public health. Students completing an MPH in Community Health Education within the JPHCOPH at Georgia Southern University will be able to serve the community, region, state, nation, or world through governmental, private, and academic sectors by utilizing their community health skills gained in order to help solve public health problems including health disparities in rural and urban environments.

All Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health students who select to study the MPH – Community Health Education degree program will complete a minimum of 45 credits. Students pursuing this degree will take Public Health Core Courses (18 credits), Program Concentration Courses (21 credits), and a Practicum experience (3 credits)/Capstone Research Project (3 credits) where they will apply, in practical fashion, the skills learned throughout their program. Students will also be required to present the findings of their research project as the culminating MPH experience.

JPHCOPH Graduate Advisor

Coordinator, Office of Student Services
Phone: (912) 478-2674

Advising Hours

By appointment only

Community Health Education Competencies

At the completion of the MPH degree program all Community Health students will be able to:

Community Health Education Concentration

  1. Apply basic theories, concepts and models from a range of social and behavioral disciplines in public health research and practice.
  2. Evaluate the contribution of logic models in program development, implementation, and evaluation.
  3. Develop a culturally appropriate social marketing plan to address a social or behavioral issue in the target population.
  4. Develop intervention recommendations based on community analysis of determinant sequencing and causal diagrams.
  5. Evaluate a variety of participatory methods that can be used in community health analysis and assessment.

Course Requirements

Course requirements and course descriptions can be found in the Georgia Southern University Graduate Catalog.

Community Health Concentration Documents

2-Year Plan of Study (Fall Admission 2019)MPH CHBE Fall 2019 Plan of Study PDF
2-Year Plan of Study (previous academic years)MPH Community Health Plan of Study PDF

Last updated: 3/28/2019