The Institute of Public Health (IPH) at Georgia State University is a research and degree-granting program dedicated to advancing the health of the public through academic endeavors, training, and community service. IPH is a multidisciplinary unit, which offers a 62 credit-hour Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health (PhD), a 42 credit-hour Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program and a 15 credit-hour Graduate Certificate in Public Health (GCPH).
The efforts of the faculty and staff are focused on finding solutions to pressing urban health issues. Much of this applied research is directed at understanding and eliminating disparities in health. The Institute’s training and community service programs focus on building the science that underlies public health practice as well as developing interventions that make a real and sustained difference in urban settings.
The goals of our academic public health training program are to:
Upon completion of the MPH degree, all students will have a mastery of appropriate theory, knowledge and skills in applied public health and public health research as evidenced by the graduate’s ability to:
Total enrollment: 170
International: 20% originally from countries outside of the U.S.
Gender: 79% female
Residency: 84% Georgia residents
2011 Entering Class Profile
Total: 54 (including 10 PhD candidates in the inaugural class)
Fulbright scholars: 8 newly enrolled for Fall 2011
Admissions: Master of Public Health and certificate students accepted for admission both fall and spring semesters. Ph.D. students are accepted once a year to enroll in the fall.
Since 2006, the Institute has welcomed Fulbright scholars from countries around the world. The Fulbright program is sponsored by the United State government and selects top researchers and clinicians to study in graduate programs across the U.S. In Fall 2011, the Institute welcomed eight new Fulbright Scholars from the following countries: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cote d’Ivoire, Iraq, Malawi, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Tanzania. Seventeen Fulbright Scholars have completed the M.P.H. program.
For more information on the Institute and its degree programs, visit the Institute of Public Health.