Oct 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Public Health, M.P.H. (Community Health Concentration)


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General Program Information


Graduate School Contact:
Alondra Robbins; robbinsad@etsu.edu; (423) 439-4302

Deborah L. Slawson, Ph.D., R.D., L.S.N., Professor, Department of Community and Behavioral Health
College of Public Health
318 Lamb Hall
Box 70674
(423) 439-4332
e-mail: slawson@etsu.edu

Jennifer Hunt, Lecturer
MPH Coordinator
College of Public Health
Office 51M Lamb Hall
(423) 439-6135
Email: mphcoordinator@etsu.edu

Faculty: Katie Baker; Joel Hillhouse; J. Mikki Johnson-Maczka; Mary Ann Littleton; Rob Pack; Aimee Rowe; Deborah Slawson; Jodi Southerland; Michael Stoots.

The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Community Health is a professional degree that offers competency-based preparation for public health practice in population-focused health education and health promotion. It prepares practitioners who can develop, implement, and evaluate community-based interventions and work to establish effective collaborative organizational and community partnerships.

The Department of Community and Behavioral Health offers the M.P.H. concentration in Community Health. For information on M.P.H. concentrations in other areas see the departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Environmental Health, or Health Services Management and Policy.

Program Admission Requirements


Applicants to this program are required to use the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) which can be accessed at http://www.sophas.org. The College of Public Health begins reviewing applications in early September and will continue to review applications through the month of May. However, the College of Public Health only admits for the following fall semester. 

The priority application deadline is February 1st (for early admissions decision, consideration for Graduate Assistantships, and Tuition Scholarships).

The final application deadline is June 1st.

Admission to the graduate program in public health is based upon scholarship, letters of recommendation, and evidence of potential for success in a graduate program, including:

  1. A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75;
  2. Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). *NOTE: When applying through SOPHAS, please use the ETSU College of Public Health GRE code: 7333.

For additional information, please contact the office of the graduate coordinator or the respective graduate program housing your concentration of interest.

The following exemptions may be made for GRE scores:

  1. Applicants who have earned a master’s degree, medical degree or doctoral degree in the health sciences, or other applicable field from a regionally accredited U.S. institution are not required to submit GRE scores; and
  2. Official scores from the GMAT taken within the last 5 years may be submitted in lieu of the GRE. 

The exemption does not apply to graduates of foreign institutions. All applicants who are graduates of foreign institutions are required to submit GRE scores.

For additional information, please contact the MPH Program Coordinator, mphcoordinator@etsu.edu. You may also contact the respective graduate department housing your concentration of interest.

Foundational Public Health Course


Students who have not earned a CEPH-accredited degree may be required to complete an additional course:

Public Health, M.P.H. Degree Requirements: 43 credits


Core Requirements 16 credits
Concentration 12 credits
Advisor Approved Electives 6 credits
Field Experience 6 credits
Capstone 3 credits
TOTAL 43 credits

 *See MPH Student Handbook for details on progression in the program including requirement for graduation. 

Advisor Approved Electives: 6 credits


Take 6 credits of Advisor Approved electives. 

Field Experience: 6 credits


Capstone: 3 credits


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