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The University of South Carolina, Columbia offers a CEPH accredited online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior through its Arnold School of Public Health. Designed for public health practitioners who are concerned about human welfare, but need the flexibility of studying online while working, this program requires 45 credit hours and between 22 and 24 months to complete.
The University of South Carolina MPH degree trains students to become leaders in the broad field of public health, as well as advocates for changes in environments and organizations by facilitating healthy practices. This MPH also teaches students how to develop programs that will promote good health at all levels and evaluate programs to make certain they meet both societal and program objectives. Additionally, the University of South Carolina MPH degree has been designed to show graduates how to develop knowledge, and then disseminate it, via systematic research and constant evaluation.
The University’s course list includes a public health core, health promotion, education and behavior (HPEB) core, an HPEB focus, and an eight-week practicum.
The public health core incorporates approaches and concepts for health administration, an introduction to both biostatistics and epidemiology, concepts of environmental health science, and concepts and methods in health promotion.
The HPEB core covers theoretical foundations of health promotion, the planning of health promotion programs, health promotion research methods, evaluation of health promotion programs, and community health development. The HPEB focus includes a course on race, ethnicity, and health that looks at examining health inequalities, as well as courses on consumer health in contemporary society and applied health communication.
Admission requirements for students enrolling in the University of South Carolina MPH degree program include a bachelor degree, a 3.0 to 4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) and “satisfactory” Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for the past five years. Also required are official transcripts from colleges and post-secondary schools attended by the applicant, including for non-degree courses, three letters of recommendation, a current resume, and a letter of intent describing objectives and goals.
Applicants must also have at least two years post bachelor professional experience that is health-related.
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|Avg # of Acceptances||65%|
|Program Length||24 – 26 Months|
|Admission Deadline||Multiple program start dates available.|
|GRE Information||Required within last 5 years. Check waiver requirements.|
|Tuition||$24,891 in-state $24,891 out-of-state|
|Disclaimer||minimum of two years post-baccalaureate health-related professional experience|
|Admission Deadlines||August Start: July 1, 2017
October Start: September 15, 2017
|Available Tracks||M.P.H. Promotion, Education and Behavior|
|Field Education Requirements||3 units|
|Number of Credits Required||45 Credit Hours|
|Disclaimers and Notes||Well rounded curriculum.|
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