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Public Health, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The curriculum is specifically designed to prepare public health graduate students for careers in a public health setting.

All students complete a five course core (15 credit hours) that addresses the five areas of core knowledge identified by the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH) as essential for all MPH students to demonstrate. An additional 21 credit hours in public health related courses are also completed. The last phase of the program consists of a practicum (3 credit hours) which students are required to complete 200 hours of practicum experience and produce a structured report that describes, analyzes; and critiques the experience. Students have the option of completing a MPH Capstone project (3 credit hours) or Master's thesis (6 credit hours). Students who choose the MPH Capstone project will complete an additional three credits of electives. Students who choose to complete a thesis may waive one elective. In both the practicum and culminating experiences, students are under the supervision and guidance of faculty and field based practitioners.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Health Services Administration, Health Management, and Policy
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Principles of Biostatistics
  • Environmental Health

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • Apply for Admissions using the Application For Admission
  • Pay the $20 Application Fee ($30 for International Students)
  • Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended
  • Submit Immunization Records Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1102 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1102 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1102 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1102 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    408 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 408 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Shreveport

  • 959 - 1490 USD/month
    Living Costs

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