Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Promotion and Behavior

Georgia State University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 42 semester hours
Per Credit Hour Cost Get information on the per credit hour cost. See Website

Program Description

In the face of pressing public health challenges, local and global communities need disease prevention solutions that address the underlying social and behavioral factors impacting public health. The online Master in Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in Health Promotion and Behavior (HPMB) equips you with the skills, knowledge and experiences to promote health and prevent diseases within populations and communities. This fully online MPH provides a strong foundation for developing expertise in health promotion by specifically emphasizing public health, ecological and behavioral contexts throughout the curriculum.

According to the World Health Organization, 40 million new health workers will be needed by 2030 due to increased rates of non-communicable diseases and aging populations. Public health is a field of action and impact that works with organizations to develop programs, policies and environments that enable health. It is the perfect area to help communities on a grand scale and meet the growing need for public health professionals.

Courses in this 42-credit hour program of study are designed to integrate theory, practice, and research. The requirements for the fully online MPH HPMB degree program are identical to the in-person MPH HPMB degree program.

Admissions Information

The GRE is no longer a requirement for admission to the MPH program.

Please note that two applications are required for this program:

  • SOPHAS Application
  • SOPHAS Supplemental Admissions Application: Georgia State/CAS-Liaison Programs

Both applications and all supporting documents must be in by the deadline.

SOPHAS application and SOPHAS Georgia State/CAS-Liaison Programs supplemental application instructions and FAQs:

Use the How to Apply link below for a complete list of instructions for the Georgia State application and to get started.

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges