Master of Public Health
South University

Program Details

Develop the skills needed to succeed in the critically important field of public health with South University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) online program.

Throughout the MPH online program, you’ll explore topics of relevance to local, national, and international public health. During class discussions, research, assignments, and one-on-one interactions with our online MPH faculty, you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to handle health-related issues like controlling infectious diseases, improving access to healthcare, and reducing environmental hazards.

The online MPH degree program culminates in a practicum experience in which you apply your new knowledge, skills, and abilities to a real-world public health setting, such as a government or social service agency, community or public health organization, or other approved business.


  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.7 (on a scale of 4.0), OR
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with minimum GRE scores (GRE scores may not be older than 5 years) in the 45th percentile for Verbal, and 32nd percentile for Quantitative, OR
  • An earned graduate degree from an accredited institution with a CGPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completion of a statistics course with a grade of C or better
  • Submission of official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • An essay (goal statement) of 1-2 pages (typed, double-spaced) explaining your career goals and why you want to pursue an advanced degree in public health
  • A résumé describing relevant work, professional, and volunteer experiences

School Accreditation Statement

South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South University.