Executive Master of Public Health
The Morehouse School of Medicine Executive Master of Public Health (eMPH) is an 18-month program that provides the public health theory that supports the social mission of MSM. This program is designed for working professionals who seek a graduate degree that prepares them for rapid career growth. Driven by the MSM mission, the eMPH will focus on training public health leaders who are fluent in community-focused public health practice, particularly in underserved communities.
What is the eMPH?
The eMPH offered by MSM is an innovative online degree program designed for working professionals with a community health policy-focused approach. The eMPH consists of a community health and policy curriculum coupled with additional program requirements to ensure students obtain the practical skills necessary to advance and further as leaders in the public health profession. With courses designed and taught by MSM faculty, students receive the same rigorous academic preparation and degree as students enrolled in the traditional on-campus MPH program. Delivered through an online learning platform, the program will begin fall 2018 with duration of at least 18 months with a 10-15 student cohort. Students will engage with classmates and faculty in regular synchronous and asynchronous online sessions, virtual office hours, study sessions, group projects, collaborative assignments, and networking. This program will require students to attend a on campus first year orientation.
Who Can Attend
This program is designed for working professionals who have obtained a bachelor’s degree and who seek a graduate degree that prepares them for rapid career growth.
What the Program Provides
The eMPH consists of a community health and policy curriculum coupled with additional program requirements to ensure students obtain the practical skills necessary to advance and further as leaders in the public health profession. The eMPH program consists of 48 credit hours.
The Executive Master of Public Health online program consists of 8 core courses, a public health and leadership seminar, a practicum and capstone as well as 4 track-specific courses for a total 48 credit hours taken over 4 full semesters. The program can be completed in as few as 18 months.
The eMPH program is completely online but requires a one time in person orientation that will occur in the fall semester. All coursework will be completed using our online learning management system. Dates for campus orientations for the fall 2018 semester are Monday, August 6, 2018, and or Tuesday August 7, 2018. Classes begin Monday, August 13, 2018.
MSM Graduate Education in Public health offers an executive program that focuses on providing unique opportunities for students to become engaged in community-based participatory research, student-directed learning, problem solving, and the development of skills/competencies essential to the practice of public health.
The eMPH cohorts begin yearly during the fall semester.
Our graduates of the program are working at community-based organizations, as well as local, state, national, and international agencies. Additionally, many have pursued terminal degrees including MD, PhD, DrPH, and JD, as well as other advanced degrees (e.g., MBS, PA).
Admissions for the Executive Master of Public Health will occur once a year. Cohorts will begin in the fall semester of each year. Applications for the fall 2018 cohort are due by June 1, 2018. Fall 2018 cohort deadlines:
- Applications open - February 1, 2018
- Applications close - June 1, 2018
- Classes begin - August 2018
About the eMPH Program
Virtual Open House
To learn more about our eMPH program, feel free to attend one of our virtual open house sessions.
- February 7, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- March 15, 2018 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- April 11, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- May 10, 2018 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- June 7, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Brenton Powers, MPH
Program Manager, Graduate Education in Public Health
Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Dr. SW, NCPC Suite 321
Atlanta, GA 30310-1495
*Both programs are pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Executive MPH is pending approval from Council on Education for Public Health.