Jul 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Public Health, M.P.H. (Public Health Leadership & Policy)

General Program Information

Amal J. Khoury, Ph.D., MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Services Management and Policy
College of Public Health
Lamb Hall 167
Box 70264
(423) 439-4937
e-mail: khoury@etsu.edu

Kate Beatty, PhD, MPH, MPH Program Director
College of Public Health
Lamb Hall 168
(423) 439-4482
Jennifer R. Hunt, MPH, Senior Lecturer
MPH Coordinator
College of Public Health
Lamb Hall 257

Faculty: Manik Ahuja; Casey Balio; Kate Beatty; Nathan Hale; Jennifer Hunt; Amal Khoury; Hadii Mamudu; Wondi Manalew; Michael Smith; Laura Trull; Ryan Youngblood.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a professional degree that offers competency-based preparation for public health practice in five concentration areas - Biostatistics, Community Health, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, and Public Health Leadership & Policy. Each concentration equips students with the required knowledge and skills to work in the respective area.

The Department of Health Services Management and Policy offers the MPH concentration in Public Health Leadership & Policy. For the other concentrations, please see the appropriate department.

The MPH in Public Health Leadership & Policy is offered fully online and fully on-ground to meet the needs of our diverse students.

The MPH in Public Health Leadership & Policy prepares graduates for leadership roles in public health and health policy through an applied curriculum focused on practice and interprofessional experiences. Graduates are ready to effectively lead a public health organization using their budgeting, finance, strategic planning, and policy design, implementation, and analysis skills. This concentration is ideal for students interested in public health, health policy, and health disparities research to prepare for careers in the workforce as well as for advanced terminal degrees (e.g., DrPH, PhD, JD).

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 https://sophas.aspph.org/. Please check the SOPHAS web site for the application deadlines for your desired start term. ETSU employees and graduate certificate graduates may apply using only the Graduate School’s electronic application system.

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, publichealth@etsu.edu.

Articulation Agreement

Students who have completed the Health Care Management Graduate Certificate, Public Health Certificate, or Health Data Analytics Certificate and subsequently are admitted into the MPH in Public Health Leadership and Policy 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 9 credits
Advisor Approved Electives 9 credits
Field Experience 6 credits
Capstone 3 credits
TOTAL 43-46 credits

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

Capstone: 3 credits

Field Experience: 6 credits