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Health Sciences: Master of Public Health

Accredited by CEPH. The purpose of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is to provide students with mastery of theory, knowledge and skills in areas of public and community health. The program prepares students with a broad foundation in all five core areas of public health: health behavior and education, health services administration, epidemiology, biostatistics and environmental health sciences. The program emphasis in Community Health Education also exposes students to specialized training in health promotion and education methods, health communication, program planning and evaluation and program management. All students have an opportunity to apply learned skills in practice during a culminating capstone course and a supervised practicum (internship) experience in the community. Students also have the opportunity to develop other areas of professional interest through electives, student organizations and faculty research.

Due to the consolidation of Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University, the Master of Public Health (Generalist Concentration) will be moving from the College of Health Professions to the Jiann‑Ping Hsu College of Public Health (JPHCOPH) effective January 1, 2018. 

With this change, Master of Public Health (Generalist Concentration) applicants should apply through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS).  The MPH Admissions requirements and JPHCOPH Applications Deadlines can be found at

Please direct program questions to:

Dr. Sara Plaspohl


Shamia Garrett

For applicant specific admissions questions, contact JPHCOPH Admissions at  For technical support questions such as how to submit supporting documents, please visit the SOPHAS Instructions and FAQs page.

NOTE:  Changes pending SACSCOC and BOR approval

Program Values

The MPH program embraces values that align with the values of Armstrong State University:

  • We value public health education that is student-focused, transformative, experiential and rigorous, leading to student success.
  • We value balance among teaching, mentoring and scholarship to support and enhance public health for the Georgia coastal region.
  • We value an environment of mutual trust and collegiality to support and enhance public health among our local constituents.
  • We value and respect diversity.
  • We value ethical behavior and accountability to support high standards of performance by the public health workforce within our local community.
  • We value civic engagement through outreach and service to support and enhance public health for the Georgia coastal region.

MPH Mission

The mission of the MPH program at Armstrong is to support and enhance public health for the Georgia coastal region through workforce development, research and community service.

MPH Vision

To be a principal center of public health education, information and advocacy in the Georgia coastal region.

MPH Program Goals

  1. To prepare, encourage and recognize academic achievement in public health students in order to create effective public health professionals.
  2. To enhance the body of knowledge in public health through academic and applied research.
  3. To provide leadership, expertise and assistance in public health education and promotion that responds to changing community health needs.


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