Public Health, M.P.H. (Public Health Administration Concentration)

ETSU Online Master of Public Health Public Health Concentration

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

Online M.P.H., Public Health Administration Concentration, Program Overview

The online Master of Public Health in Public Health Administration is a professional degree preparing graduates for leadership positions in health services management and policy analysis. The M.P.H. also prepares students for doctoral training in public health. The M.P.H. is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Competencies students are expected to have achieved by the end of the degree program are as follows:

  • Discuss main issues of the organization, financing and delivery of health services in the United States.
  • Apply legal and ethical principles to issues of health services management and policy analysis.
  • Analyze health policy, including policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Apply principles of strategic planning and marketing in health services organizations.
  • Apply quality and performance improvement concepts to address organizational performance.
  • Demonstrate written and oral skills for communicating health policy and management issues with different audiences.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills for building relations and alliances.
  • Apply principles of human resources management in public health and health services organizations.
  • Apply principles of accounting and financial management in public health and health services organizations.
  • Analyze governance and management structures of health services organizations.

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, Public Health Administration, 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

Public Health Administration Concentration Required Courses

  • HSMP 5505 - Managing Health Care Organizations (3 credits)
  • HSMP 5525 - Health Services Organization and Delivery (3 credits)
  • HSMP 5535 - Health Policy, Politics, and Analysis (3 credits)
  • HSMP 5550 - Human Resource Management in Health Organizations (3 credits)
  • HSMP 5850 - Public Health Program Field Experience - Health Services Management and Policy (1-6 credits)

Electives (9 credit hours)

Total Hours Required for the Public Health Administration Concentration: 43 Credit Hours

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




2015-16 ETSU graduate base tuition plus online fees*:


  • $554 per credit hour for in-state students
  • $706 per credit hour for eRate for out-of-state students


*Tuition cost reflected here includes 2015-2016 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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