Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management
School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

MPH in Community Health


The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree prepares future public health professionals for roles in health policy, research, education, and administration. Courses such as our health equity class will prepare students to work with diverse populations, and applied learning experiences ensure MPH graduates are ready to join the workforce to promote health and tackle pressing public health issues.

Our on-campus MPH is 42 credit hours, including a practicum and capstone experience, and our curriculum will prepare graduates for both the Certified in Public Health (CPH) and Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exams.

Concentration in Community Health

Our on-campus MPH program currently offers one concentration in community health, which consists of 15 of the total 42 MPH credit hours. Our concentration in community health places special emphasis on the application of public health theory and science to the planning, administration, and evaluation of community health programs.


 Public Health Core (24 Credits)

PH 600: Foundations of Public Health

PH 635: Theories in Health

PH 625: Research Design and Evaluation

PH 646: Epidemiology

PH 626/PH 511: Statistical Analysis/Applied Statistics

PH 528: Public Health Policy

PH 555: Health Equity

PH 698: Public Health Practicum

 Community Health Concentration (15 credits)

PH 515: Motivational Interviewing

PH 505: Health Program Planning

PH 685: Health Program Evaluation

JOUR/IMC 585: Health Communication


 Capstone Project (3 credits)

PH 699: Public Health Capstone


For more information about the MPH program, contact the program coordinator, Dr. Allison Ford-Wade, or any of our public health faculty.