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College of Public Health

Jennifer Hunt

Jennifer Hunt
MPH Program Advisor

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Fully ONLINE delivery is offered for the Biostatistics, Community Health, Epidemiology, and Public Health Administration concentrations. Environmental Health is offered in a hybrid format delivery.

All concentrations are available in a campus-based delivery. In addition, all concentrations and delivery methods offer the option of Fall or Spring term start.


All graduate programs in the College of Public Health are nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

  

Master of Public Health


Application Information

MPH Handbook

Biostatistics

Biostatistics is a quantitative field in which students learn how to collect, manage, and analyze public health data. This curriculum provides instruction in basic analytical methods and the use of statistical software.

Biostatisticians with advanced degrees can find positions in government, industry, and academia. The need for biostatisticians is mentioned in Objectives for the Nation and the Seventh Report to the President and Congress on the Status of Health Personnel in the United States.

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Proposed Program of Study

Competencies

Offered online and onground!

Community Health

Community Health affords the student the opportunity to learn how to interact with communities for the purpose of health education and promotion; how to develop and conduct health assessments and program evaluations; and the importance of establishing collaborative organizational and community partnerships.

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Proposed Program of Study

Competencies

Offered online and onground!

Environmental Health

Environmental Health prepares specialist who understand the interrelationships between chemical, biological, and physical factors in the environment, and social or organizational factors in the human community.

Students will become proficient in the assessment of community environmental health needs by collecting, analyzing, and reporting appropriate data, and will develop expertise in investigating, monitoring, and managing, environmental problems that may have an impact on the public's health. This degree is offered through the Department of Environmental Health.

Environmental Health concentration students should contact Dr. Kurt Maier for advising.

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Competencies

Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the "basic science of public health," and as such epidemiologists are health professionals who study disease, illness, and injuries and attempt to determine: who becomes ill; why certain people are more likely to become ill: and how to prevent the spread of illness.

Epidemiologists are public health professionals who investigate patterns and causes of disease and injury in humans. They seek to reduce the risk and occurrence of negative health outcomes through research, community education, and health policy.

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Proposed Program of Study

Competencies

Offered online and onground!

Public Health Administration

Public Health Administration is a multi-disciplinary field that focuses on the accessibility, financing, and organization of the health care services and the development and implementation of public health policy.

The program is designed to prepare graduates to competently pursue their career paths or further their education. In addition to their coursework and field work, students have multiple opportunities to participate in on-going research projects and community service activities.  

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Proposed Program of Study

Competencies

Offered online and onground!

Master of Science in Environmental Health

The Master of Science in Environmental Health is not accepting new students for the foreseeable future.

The Master of Science in Environmental Health is designed for students pursuing careers in Environmental Sanitation, Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Water Resource Management, Environmental Toxicology, and others. 

MD/MPH Dual Degree Program

Students applying to the MD/MPH Dual Degree Program must first have been accepted to the MD program to be eligible for consideration.  Applicants to the dual degree program must receive authorization from the College of Medicine prior to completing the program application.

The Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health (MD/MPH) is a dual degree course of study that complements medical training of clinician-practitioners with additional in-depth training in public health. The Master of Public Health has five concentrations, all with competency-based curricula. Four of these concentrations were selected for the MD/MPH articulation program: Biostatistics, Community Health, Epidemiology, and Health Services Administration. Enrolled students will choose one of these concentrations.

Graduates of the MD/MPH dual-degree program will have a broader perspective on health, with a special focus on health promotion and disease prevention strategies. The public health training component strengthens the student-physician’s ability to conduct and interpret research. Students enrolled in the articulated program will develop knowledge and skills to address health and disease for the individual and the population levels.

The application to the MD/MPH Program starts with a student request to the QCOM Admissions and Records.

Once you have spoken with QCOM and completed the ETSU School of Graduate Studies application for the MD/MPH Dual Degree Program, you will be notified of an admission decision via email.  If offered admission, applicants must accept the offer for their application and subsequent admission to be finalized.


Program Application Deadlines are:
 

  • Fall semester: August 1
  • Spring semester: December 1

Concentrations:

PharmD/MPH Dual Degree Program

Students applying to the PharmD/MPH Dual Degree Program must first have been accepted to the PharmD program to be eligible for consideration.  Applicants to the dual degree program must receive authorization from the College of Pharmacy prior to completing the program application.

The Doctor of Pharmacy and Master’s of Public Health (PharmD/MPH) is an articulated dual degree course of study that complements clinical pharmacy training with additional in-depth training in public health. The Master’s of Public Health has five concentrations, all with competency-based curricula as required by CEPH. All five of these concentrations were selected for the PharmD/MPH articulation program: Biostatistics, Community Health, Epidemiology, Environmental Health and Health Services Administration. Dual degree applicants will choose one of these concentrations. 

Graduates of the PharmD/MPH dual-degree programs will gain a broader perspective on health, with a special focus on disease prevention and health promotion strategies. The public health training component will strengthen the student’s ability to conduct and interpret research. Students enrolled in the articulated program will develop knowledge and skills to address health and disease for the individual and the population levels.

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The application to the PharmD/MPH Program starts with a student request to the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy Office of Academic Affairs office.

Once you have spoken with OAA and completed the ETSU School of Graduate Studies application for the PharmD/MPH Dual Degree Program, you will be notified of an admission decision via email.  If offered admission, applicants must accept the offer for their application and subsequent admission to be finalized.


Program Application Deadlines are:
 

  • Fall semester: August 1
  • Spring semester: December 1

Concentrations:

  • PharmD/MPH (Biostatistics Concentration)
  • PharmD/MPH (Community Health Concentration)
  • PharmD/MPH (Environmental Health Concentration) 
  • PharmD/MPH (Epidemiology Concentration)
  • PharmD/MPH (Health Services Administration Concentration)

Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Program

Students may apply to the ABM program once they have completed 75 credits in their respective undergraduate program and must apply and be accepted to the ABM program prior to earning the undergraduate degree.  Interested students should contact the MPH Program Coordinator and Advisor at to initiate the application process. 

The ABM program provides high performing ETSU undergraduate students an opportunity to complete both their bachelor and Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees at an accelerated pace.  Participating students can apply as many as 12 credit hours of graduate-level coursework toward both of their undergraduate and graduate degree. 

The Master of Public health has five concentrations, all with competency-based curricula: Biostatistics, Community Health, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, and Health Services Administration and accepted students will choose one of these concentrations for their dual program of study for the MPH. 

Graduates of the ABM program will have a broader perspective on health that will complement their undergraduate program of study. The public health training component strengthens the student’s ability, knowledge and skills to address issues of major public health concern at the individual and the population levels. 

The application to the ABM program starts with a student request to the MPH Program Coordinator and Advisor. 

Required materials for admission consideration include: 

  • Statement of Purpose which includes a statement of the student’s professional goals and why they believe they would be a good fit for the ABM program.
  • Completed ETSU Graduate School application *once admission has been recommended by the College Admissions Committee.

Once students have spoken with the MPH Coordinator and completed the ETSU School of Graduate Studies application for the Master of Public Health, they will be notified of an admission decision via email.  If offered admission, applicants must accept the offer for their application and subsequent admission to be finalized. 

Program Application Deadlines are: 

  • Fall semester: August 1
  • Spring semester: December 1

The College of Public Health is a Coverdell Fellows Partner University.  More information on the Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows program can be found at this https://www.etsu.edu/cph/pc_fellows.php.

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