MPH On Campus Online

Public Health (Health Policy and Administration)

15 months
9094 USD/year
9094 USD/year
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Public Health (Health Policy and Administration) students are charged with coordinating a wide variety of activities crucial to the effective and efficient delivery of health services and programs at the University of Southern Mississippi.


Key facts:

  • A health administrator plans, organizes, coordinates, and supervises the delivery of services within health care organizations, including hospitals, mental health clinics, medical group practices, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, insurance and pharmaceutical companies. Students earning a MPH degree find positions in the above areas as well as with consulting firms.
  • The Public Health (Health Policy and Administration) program at the University of Southern Mississippi is delivered in an online format and not a traditional classroom setting. The degree can be completed in 15 months using a rigorous, concentrated format that includes four classes each semester (including a summer semester). For information on this degree program, contact the School of Health Professions Graduate Coordinator. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practicum in Public Health 
  • Epidemiology 
  • Biostatistics
  • Health Administration
  • Health Systems 
  • Environmental Health 
  • Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health
  • Healthcare Financial Management
  • Health Law and Ethics 
  • Health Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75/4.00 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
  • Good standing at last university attended
  • Official transcripts and degree certificates or diplomas from all previous colleges or universities attended
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE, or iTEP scores
  • Official copy of GRE, GMAT, or MAT score from testing service
  • Three letters of recommendation (upload to application file)
  • Statement of Purpose or writing sample (according to departmental requirements)
  • Immunization records (required prior to enrolling in classes if admitted)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    9094 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4547 USD per semester during 15 months.
  • National

    9094 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4547 USD per semester during 15 months.

Living costs for West Hattiesburg

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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