Master of Public Health Program
Exciting changes are happening in Public Health at Mercer University! The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Program moved to the newly established College of Health Professions on the Atlanta campus on July 1, 2013. The MPH program is now offered on both the Atlanta and Macon campuses!
Public Health is a vastly growing field. The Mercer Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) 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 generalist M.P.H. degree teaching skill sets that open doors to various opportunities in the field. 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.
Since 1998, the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at Mercer University has been passionately committed to the educational development of public health professionals. Mercer University is a recognized leader in public health education in the state of Georgia. Students are challenged to confront complex health issues, such as improving access to health care, controlling infectious disease, and reducing environmental hazards, violence, substance abuse, and injury.
Mercer University has a global presence and a prestigious academic reputation. The Mercer MPH Program compliments these efforts, offering more diverse and dynamic opportunities for advancement in the healthcare industry.
Graduates of Mercer's MPH Program become leaders who meet the growing challenges of protecting the public's health and preventing the spread of disease. Public health professionals have rewarding careers that offer great personal fulfillment by serving others in local, national, and international communities. Working towards improving people's health and well-being is a rewarding day's work.
Please review our two year curriculum outline here: Curriculum Outline
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
The Mercer MPH graduate is skilled, possesses core values, works competently with vulnerable populations, makes a difference for the better, and is service oriented.
Research Definition: Systematic investigation aimed at uncovering new information advancing Public Health knowledge.
Research Agenda: Faculty will engage in lines of research that will contribute to a Public Health knowledge base that promotes social justice and health equity.
Service Definition: Community-based activities that contribute to the advancement of Public Health practice primarily in rural and underserved populations.
Service Agenda: MPH faculty will engage in community-based activities, which will contribute to the advancement of Public Health practice primarily in rural and underserved populations.