Mission and Overview
The mission of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree – Generalist program is to support and enhance public health for the Georgia coastal region through workforce development, research and community service. The mission supports the programmatic vision: To be the principal center of public health education, information and advocacy in the Georgia coastal region.
All Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health students who select to study the MPH – Generalist degree program will complete a minimum of 45 credits. Students pursuing this degree will take Public Health Core Courses (18 credits), Program Concentration Courses (15 credits), Guided Electives (6 credits), Practicum experience (3 credits) and Capstone in Applied Public Health Leadership (3 credits) where they will apply, in practical fashion, the skills learned throughout their program. Students will be required to present a summary of their practicum field work and capstone leadership work as the culminating MPH experience.
Note: Compared to the other five MPH concentrations offered by JPHCOPH, this track offers a generalist approach, providing students the opportunity to complete a more broad-based program of study with the flexibility to tailor their individual focus with more guided elective options (6 credit hours), combined with emphasis on applied skills and knowledge required for the front-line public health practitioner/public health leader.
For more information regarding the degree, please follow the link to the MPH Generalist degree page.
Last updated: 4/4/2019