Oct 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

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


General Program Information


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 (MPH) 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 MPH concentration in Community Health. For information on MPH 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. Application deadlines for Fall admission are: June 1st for domestic applicants and May 1st for international applicants.

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

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: A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.2 are encouraged to submit the GRE scores with their application.

For additional information, please contact the MPH Program Coordinator, mphcoordinator@etsu.edu.

Articulation Agreements


Students who have completed the Rural Health Graduate Certificate and subsequently are admitted into the MPH with a concentration in Community Health may have up to seventeen (17) of the certificate credits applied toward the degree program of study as long as the courses fall within the matriculation limits.

A student who completes the Graduate Certificate in Global Health and later wishes to pursue the Master of Public Health may transfer up to nine credits of the certificate credits into the master’s degree with approval of the degree graduate coordinator and the School of Graduate Studies. All transfer credit, however, must meet the GPA requirements and must be within the six-year matriculation limits. 

Up to sixteen (16) credits of coursework from the Health Care Management Certificate program may be approved for transfer into the M.P.H., M.B.A., or M.S.N. degree programs.

A student who completes the Graduate Certificate in Health Data Analytics and wishes to pursue the Master of Public Health may transfer the certificate credits into the master’s degree with approval of the degree graduate coordinator and the School of Graduate Studies.

Students who have completed the Public Health Graduate Certificate and subsequently are admitted into the MPH may have up to sixteen (16) of the certificate credits applied toward the degree program of study as long as the courses fall within the matriculation limits and a grade of B (3.0) or better was earned for the course.

Public Health, M.P.H. Degree Requirements: 43-46 credits


Core Requirements 16-19 credits
Concentration 12 credits
Advisor Approved Electives 6 credits
Field Experience 6 credits
Capstone 3 credits
TOTAL 43-46 credits

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

Public Health, M.P.H. Core Requirements: 16-19 credits


Advisor Approved Electives: 6 credits


Take 6 credits of Advisor Approved electives. 

Field Experience: 6 credits


Capstone: 3 credits