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Degrees offered : Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, MD-MPH Program.

The LSUHSC School of Public Health offers five rigorous degrees: Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MS), Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics, Doctor of Philosophy in Community Health Sciences, and Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology. The Master of Public Health is a professional degree that is offered in five concentrations: biostatistics, behavioral and community health sciences, environmental and occupational health sciences, epidemiology and health policy and systems management.

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 acquire the needed competencies. School and program competencies were established through a collaborative process of consultation with 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.

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Health Policy and Systems Management.

The LSUHSC School of Public Health engages in academic, research and service programs. For more information, and to learn more about each one, follow the specific links above or contact Courtney Martin by email cmar24@lsuhsc.eduor phone 504.568.5746.