Public Health Program
Welcome to Mercer University's Department of Public Health!
This is an exciting time in the field of Public Health. We at Mercer are delighted to transform students into competent, passionate professionals ready to tackle the complex and dynamic challenges of public health in neighborhoods and the populations in the United States and the world. The Mercer Department of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CePH) in programs offered in both Atlanta and Macon, Georgia. We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees, dual degree programs and a certificate. We also provide our faculty, students and partners' access to cutting edge research opportunities through our Center for Evaluation and Applied Research. Public Health is a vastly growing field, and Mercer's Public Health program offers students a rewarding opportunity to help reduce health disparities and to improve the quality of life for families and communities. Mercer offers a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree, a generalist M.P.H. degree teaching skill sets that open doors to various opportunities in the field, and dual-degree programs in DPT/MPH and PharmD/MPH. A host of specialists including educators, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, journalists, researchers, administrators, environmentalists, demographers, social workers, laboratory scientists, and attorneys work to protect the public from health threats while promoting wellness and disease prevention.
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We appreciate your interest in our programs!
Nannette Turner, PhD, MPH
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Public Health
The MPH program will prepare competent health professionals to advance Public Health practice in communities, primarily underserved and rural populations through instruction, research, and service to promote social justice and health equity.
The Mercer MPH program will be renowned for producing Public Health champions who will partner with underserved and rural populations to promote and improve health.
- COLLABORATION – Working together and respecting each other's contributions.
- COMPASSION – Showing empathy and concern for the well-being of others.
- COMPETENCE – Demonstrating mastery of skills of one's profession or vocation.
- EXCELLENCE – Performing at the highest level and exceeding the expectations of those we serve.
- INTEGRITY – Unwavering adherence to a professional and ethical code of conduct.
- RESPECT AND HONESTY – Conducting ourselves in a manner that demonstrates the value of each individual.
- SERVICE – Offering our talents and skills toward betterment of our communities.
- JUSTICE – Committing to fairness and reasonableness in the treatment of others
- EQUITY – Working for the application of justice to promote and improve health