East Tennessee State University College of Public Health

PO Box 70267 Johnson City, TN 37614

MPH Program Overview

East Tennessee University actually offers two MPH programs – an online option and a campus based one. The main difference between the two is that while there are five areas of concentration one can select from when taking campus based courses, the online program only offers two choices. Either way, the program provides a solid understanding of all the skills needed to enter the public health field through public or private job opportunities. Analyzation, research, design, and implementation of public health policies is a key aspect of the job and those who graduate will often work to help overcome a wide range of health issues that confront the human population.

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MPH Curriculum and Courses

As mentioned above, the specialization areas are the key difference in the online or campus based programs, and which concentration you select will impact the types of classes that you take. The campus based program features the following five areas of concentration:

• Epidemiology
• Environmental Health
• Community Health
• Health Services Administration
• Biostatistics

The Online program offers the following two concentration areas:

• Epidemiology
• Health Services Administration

Whichever path you choose, you’ll enroll in several core curriculum classes and then take courses that focus mainly on the concentration area that you’ve chosen for yourself.

MPH Admissions

There are several admissions criteria involved in acceptance to either of these MPH programs.

• Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college
• Minimum GPA score of 2.75
• Good scores on the GRE
• Two years’ experience working in the public health field is highly preferred, but it’s not a requirement for acceptance.

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MPH Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition fees are on based on credit hours. Total tuition for in state students is 442 dollars per credit hour, while out of state students pay 1114 dollars per credit hour. However, there is a discount for out of state students taking the online MPH program and numerous financial aid options exist as well that students can take advantage of.

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