Education

The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health (LSUHSC SPH) provides five competency-based degree programs: Master of Public Health; Doctor of Medicine – Master of Public HealthMaster of Science; Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics; Doctor of Philosophy in Community Health Sciences; and Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology. Through their chosen degree, students attain the requisite knowledge and skills to engage successfully in today’s public health practice, research and teaching.

Our competency-based curricula prepare students for success in a variety of careers in public health. Through their chosen degree program, students attain the requisite knowledge and skills to engage successfully in today’s public health practice, research and teaching. Courses are developed in direct relationship with the degree’s competencies to ensure all students achieve the needed competencies. School and program competencies were decided upon through a collaborative process consulting school faculty, peer institutions and professional organizations in public health disciplines. In 2010, the LSUSHC SPH faculty and students formally adopted the current competencies.

The information on this website represents the current curricula, educational plans, offerings, and requirements, which may be altered from time to time to execute the purposes and objectives of the Louisiana State University System. The LSU System reserves the right to change any provision, offering, or requirement at any time within a student’s period of study in the LSU System.