Public Health

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 200-hour applied practical experience (internship).  The curriculum is specifically designed to prepare public health graduate students for careers in a public health setting.

The LSUS/LSUHSC-S MPH Program will under go an accreditation site visit on September 14th and 15th.  As part of this process, The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) invites 3rd party comments on our MPH program, practices, procedures and policies.  Students, alumni, faculty, staff, community partners and members of the general public may submit relevant information in writing prior to August 14th to:  Written comments may also be mailed to: 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220  Silver Spring, Md 20910

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.

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

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Program at a Glance

Degree: Master's
Credits: 42 hours
Accreditation: CEPH
Format: Full & Part-time

No GRE score is required for admission


Jill Rush, MD, DrPH, Director
(318) 797-5218 or (318) 813-2905

To check on the status of your application and transcripts, contact the LSUS Office of Admissions and Records at (318) 797-5061 or




Public Health