May 19, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Public Health, MPH

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Offered Online

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is housed in the School of Health, Exercise and Sport Science in the College of Health Sciences. The MPH is designed as an interdisciplinary program that focuses on:

  1. Health assessment with local, regional and global comparisons.
  2. Health policy and programs for improving health status.
  3. Change leadership for better health and wellness.

These program objectives reflect the university’s commitment to building a sense of community and promoting responsible leadership and service to the world.

Dual/Exemption Credits

Lenoir-Rhyne University students who successfully complete the course work for the Dietetic Internship will receive 9 elective credit hours toward the MPH degree requirements.

Program Requirements

The MPH will require 42 credit hours for graduation and align with the accreditation standards set forth by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). CEPH requires programs in public health include the following core areas of public health knowledge: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Science, Health Services Administration, and Social and Behavioral Science.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission to the Master of Public Health (MPH) program must meet the following criteria:

  1. Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended demonstrating successful or pending completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Minimum cumulative GPA is a 2.7.
  2. Submit an official copy of either the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the GRE (unless Career Admission Track applies). Minimum MAT score is a 390; minimum GRE scores are Verbal 147, Quantitative 147 and Analytical Writing 3.5.
  3. If Career Admission Track applies, or if the applicant meets one of the other criteria for waiving the standardized test score, submit one letter of professional recommendation through the online application.
  4. Submit a writing sample clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted the student’s decision to pursue a graduate degree in Public Health.
  5. Submit a CV or Resume.
  6. Be available for an interview upon request.
  7. The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist or deny applicants on this policy.

Total Credit Hours: 42

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