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    May 21, 2024  
2016-2017 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog 
2016-2017 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Public Health with a Concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences

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About the Program

The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, accredited by the Council of Education in Public Health (CEPH) is a two-year program offering core public health courses with concentrations in Health Management, Health Informatics,  Environmental Health, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The Program also includes a public health internship and a Capstone research experience. This comprehensive educational experience is designed to prepare leaders with critical thinking, problem-solving, and information management skills needed to improve healthcare delivery and promote public health.

An MPH degree presents tremendous value to “clinicians” as well as “non-clinical professionals,” with undergraduate preparation in any field.

  • Clinicians are prepared to be leaders in evidence-based quality improvement, patient-centered care, and community health. They are equipped with research skills to critically evaluate clinical literature and promote evidence in diverse areas such as health services organization.
  • Non-clinical professionals are prepared with knowledge and skills from multiple disciplines to create and manage information systems, improve healthcare delivery and thereby promote community health.

The MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration is a hybrid concentration offered online and face to face, and can be completed in two years. Students may opt for two tracks in Cancer Prevention and Control or Correctional Health.  The concentration is designed to support the working professional in pursuit of a graduate degree. Graduates are prepared to be leaders in healthcare organizations, public health agencies, the pharmaceutical and information technology industries, and research institutes.

Master of Public Health with concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences prepares public health leaders proficient in the application and dissemination of knowledge to prevent disease, improve the delivery of health services, and promote the health of population.

Career Opportunities

Governmental agencies, community-based organizations, non-profit agencies, public health departments, hospitals, colleges and universities.


The MPH Program is accredited by the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH).

c/o CEPH
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 202-789-1050
Fax: 202-789-1895

Admission Requirements

Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information:

Financial Aid

The university participates in all federal student aid programs as well as state and private programs. With the university’s help students can fund their education through grants, scholarships, loans, a service commitment program and/or employment. Information can be found at

Technical Requirements

Students must be computer-literate and have access to a PC running Windows XP Professional and connected to a broadband Internet Service Provider. Hardware and software requirements for MPH on-line courses:


  • IBM‐compatible PC (Macintosh computers are acceptable only if bootable into Windows)
  • Pentium IV processor or better;
  • 2GB of RAM (3GB or higher recommended);
  • CD-ROM, CD-RW or DVD-RW recommended;
  • 60GB hard drive (80 GB or higher preferred);
  • SVGA (1024 x 768 or higher) display;
  • Full duplex sound card with speakers/headphones and microphone;
  • Web Cam; (Microsoft LifeCam HD 5000, for example)
  • Windows operating system; Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (Windows 7 recommended)
  • High-speed Internet connection through an ISP account or a network; cable, DSL or satellite high-speed access required. (Dial-up Internet connection is NOT acceptable for this program)


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher;
  • Windows Media Player 11.0 or higher for access;
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Professional (or higher to include Access 2010);
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or higher

Proprietary browser versions (those not downloaded directly from Microsoft) may not work reliably with online systems. If you use other “Office” type programs, please note that some instructors may require you to convert your files to an MSOffice compatible format for online submission. Your connection to the Internet may initiate behind a firewall; however, the firewall settings may have to be adjusted to allow for proper functioning of our Web-based tools.

Estimated Tuition and Fees

For estimated tuition and fees, please see the Financial Information  section of this catalog.

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