The Master of Public Health is a joint degree program offered by LSU Shreveport and LSU Health Shreveport and fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health. The program is comprised of 42 credit hours which includes a 150-hour applied practical experience (internship).  The curriculum is specifically designed to prepare public health graduate students for careers in a public health setting.

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Two Delivery Formats: On-Campus or Online

Students have the opportunity to choose between two delivery formats. Track #1 is comprised of face-to-face, evening courses offered Monday-Thursday and operates on a traditional semester schedule. Track #2 is comprised of 100% online courses offered on a seven week term schedule. Learn more about the Online Master of Public Health.

Track 1: Traditional, Face-to-Face 
  • Delivery: Face-to-face, Evening Courses (M-Th)
  • Start Dates: Fall (Aug) & Spring (Jan) 
Track 2: Accelerated, 100% Online
  • Delivery: 100% Online (7 week terms)
  • Start Dates: 6 start dates per year
Our program is ranked 4th nationally by FORTUNE Magazine.

About the Profession

Program at a Glance

Degree: Master's
Credits: 42 hours
Accreditation: CEPH
Format: Full & part-time, online track & on-site track with live afternoon classes

No GRE score is required for admission


Sandra "Samm" Darby, MSA
MPH Program Coordinator
(318) 813-7285

Matthew Kelley, PhD, MPH, DABT, CPH
Interim Program Director




Public Health