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Welcome to the LSUHSC School of Public Health Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) Portal!

The BSPH program is a 2 + 2 program in which students complete 60 hours of pre-requisite course hours on an undergraduate campus. Students may apply for admission to the program and if accepted, complete their undergraduate training and graduate from the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans campus.

For more information about the program, upcoming campus events and information sessions contact us here or email us at bsph@lsuhsc.edu or (504)568-5700.


Elizabeth G. Levitzky, MBA, PhD
Program Director

We anticipate matriculating our first class in August 2019.

Recruitment Card (.pdf)

About the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) program:

The BSPH curriculum provides a substantive introduction to the concepts, principles, skills, and methods used in public health practice, while allowing flexibility through the use of directed and focused electives. In addition, because communications skills are vital in addressing public health issues, the curriculum specifically incorporates communication skills into many of the required courses. Finally, because hands-on training is also critical to robust preparation for a career in public health, the proposed BSPH curriculum includes a learning experience consisting of a service learning or volunteer experience with a didactic component. Service-learning experiences consist of working with community-based organizations to address a public health issue. The LSUHSC School of Public Health already has active and strong ties to community organizations.

Admissions Criteria:

Prerequisite coursework demonstrating a solid grounding in the sciences, humanities, arts and analytical reasoning are essential building blocks in gaining a broad understanding of the foundations of public health.

Overall GPA in all coursework is an indicator of the academic success in all undergraduate courses.

The Personal Essay provides the admissions committee with insight into the applicant’s interest and commitment to a career in public health. 

Work and Volunteer Experience is considered and may indicate the applicant’s understanding of public health issues.

Contact information

Program Office:
Elizabeth G. Levitzky, PhD, MBA
Program Director
Telephone: (504) 568-5744
E-mail: elevit@lsuhsu.edu

Office of Student Affairs:
Isabel Billiot, M.Ed
Coordinator of Admissions & Student Affairs
Telephone: (504) 568-5773
E-mail: ibilli@lsuhsc.edu

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