Master of Public Health, Community Health Concentration

ETSU Online Master of Public Health (Community Health Concentration)

100% Online Public Health M.P.H.
Community Health Concentration

Online M.P.H., Community Health Concentration Program Overview

The online Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Community Health is a professional degree that offers competency-based preparation for public health practice in population-focused health education and health promotion. It prepares practitioners who can develop, implement, and evaluate community-based interventions and work to establish effective collaborative organizational and community partnerships.

This online Master of Public Health degree program was designed with working professionals in mind, offering the flexibility and convenience of online coursework led by the same faculty teaching on our campus.


Admission to the graduate program in public health is based upon scholarship, letters of recommendation, and evidence of potential mastery including:

  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75
  • Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

For additional information, please contact us.

The priority application deadline is February 1st  (for early admissions decision, consideration for Graduate Assistantships, and Tuition Scholarships).

The final application deadline is June 1st.

Applicants to this program are required to use the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) which can be accessed at www.SOPHAS.org.

Students who have completed the Rural Health Graduate Certificate and subsequently are admitted into the MPH in Community Health may have up to fifteen (15) of the certificate credits applied toward the degree program of study.

Your Online Master of Public Health, Community Health Concentration, Program

Core M.P.H. Course Requirements

  • HSMP 5020 - Philosophy of Public Health (1 credit)
  • ENVH 5100 - Environmental Health Practice I (3 credits)
  • COBH 5200 - Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health (3 credits)
  • BSTA 5310 - Biostatistics I (3 credits) EPID 5400 - Epidemiology I (3 credits)
  • HSMP 5500 - Health Service Administration (3 credits)

Total Core Hour Requirements: 16 Credit Hours

Community Health Concentration Required Courses

  • COBH 5110 - Community Health Assessment Research (3 credits)
  • COBH 5377 - Health Communication (3 credits)

One of the following courses:

  • COBH 5120 - Health Program Planning and Evaluation (3 credits)
  • COBH 5125 - Rural Health Research and Practice (3 credits)

One of the following courses:

  • COBH 5130 - Consulting and Implementation of Health Programs and Services (3 credits)
  • COBH 5135 - Rural Health Projects (3 credits)

Total Concentration Hour Requirements: 12 Credit Hours

Electives: 9 Credit Hours  (selected in consultation with academic advisor)

Culminating Field Experience

  • COBH 5850 - Pubic Health Program Field Experience - Community and Behavioral Health (1-6 credits)

Total Culminating Experience Hour Requirement: 6 Credit Hours

Total Hours Required Community Health Concentration: 43 Credit Hours

Source: ETSU 2015 - 2016 Graduate Catalog 
Public Health M.P.H. Community Health Concentration


2014-15 ETSU graduate base tuition plus online fees*:

  • $542 per credit hour for in-state students
  • $688 per credit hour for eRate for out-of-state students

*Tuition cost reflected here includes 2014-2015 base tuition and online fees only and does not include RODP courses and programs. Some courses and programs may have additional fees. More information can be found on the University Tuition and Fee Information and the Incidental Fee Information pages.

Students meeting the requirements for Border County residency qualify for in-state tuition rates. 

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