100% Online Public Health M.P.H.
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.
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.
Program of Study
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. See Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology.
More information can be found in the ETSU Graduate Catalog Entry for the MPH, Epidemiology Concentration.
Program Admission Requirements
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.
Admission to the graduate program in public health is based upon scholarship, letters of recommendation, and evidence of potential for success in a graduate program, including:
- A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75;
- Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)*
The following exemptions may be made for GRE scores:
- Applicants who have earned a master’s degree, medical degree or doctoral degree in the health sciences, or other applicable field from a regionally accredited U.S. institution are not required to submit GRE scores; and
- Official scores from the GMAT taken within the last 5 years may be submitted in lieu of the GRE.
Note: The exemption does not apply to graduates of foreign institutions. All applicants who are graduates of foreign institutions are required to submit GRE scores.
The College of Public Health begins accepting applications in early September and will continue to review applications through the month of May. However, the College of Public Health only admits for the following fall semester. Applicants to this program are required to use the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) which can be accessed at http://www.sophas.org.
The College of Public Health has a priority deadline of February 1.
*NOTE: When applying to SOPHAS, please use the ETSU College of Public Health GRE code: 7333. Students who are accepted to the ETSU MPH program will also need to send transcripts and test scores directly to the ETSU School of Graduate Studies.
Tuition, Fee, and Financial Assistance
ETSU eRate (for out-of-state students taking ALL course work online in any semester)
Border County Information: Students in North Carolina and Virginia living in counties bordering Tennessee may
receive in-state tuition. For more detailed tuition information based on your specific situation, please contact
the ETSU Office of Admissions.
Student accounts, payment calendars, and payment plan information
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