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    Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog

Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Informatics


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Program Overview

The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, accredited by the Council of Education in Public Health (CEPH) is a two-year program offering core public health courses with concentrations in Health Management, Health Informatics, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The Program also includes a public health internship and a capstone research experience. This comprehensive educational experience is designed to prepare leaders with critical thinking, problem-solving, and information management skills needed to improve healthcare delivery and promote public health.

An MPH degree presents tremendous value to “clinicians” as well as “non-clinical professionals,” with undergraduate preparation in any field. Clinicians are prepared to be leaders in evidence-based quality improvement, patient-centered care, and community health. They are equipped with research skills to critically evaluate clinical literature and promote evidence in diverse areas such as health services organization. Non-clinical professionals are prepared with knowledge and skills from multiple disciplines to create and manage information systems, improve health care delivery and thereby promote community health.

The MPH Program is offered largely online and can be completed in two years. It is designed to support the working professional in pursuit of a graduate degree. Graduates are prepared to be leaders in healthcare organizations, public health agencies, the pharmaceutical and information technology industries, and research institutes.

Master of Public Health with concentration in Health Informatics prepares professionals with the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to be competent in the systematic application and utilization of health information technology and data analytics across clinical and public health settings. Students learn how to develop and manage health information systems as well as to collect and analyze health-related data to improve various outcomes in the fields of health care and public health.

AU Online

The MPH Program offered by Augusta University Online is a 45 credit sequence that provides core competencies of public health and concentrations in Health Management, Health Informatics, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The online MPH offers a mixture of asynchronous coursework and hands-on fieldwork that helps students explore public health solutions through research. The Health Informatics concentration helps students develop the skills to design, implement, and analyze health information systems in various health care settings.

For more information on Augusta University Online’s MPH program, please visit: https://www.augusta.edu/online/master-public-health.php

Program Contact

Kim Dyches

706-721-3820

AU Online Admissions
706-770-6046
admissions@online.augusta.edu
Admissions Information
  • Note to International Applicants: The MPH program delivers approximately 90 percent of its content via online courses. The remaining 10 percent is delivered as on-campus courses which require the student to attend classes at the Health Science Campus. At this time, the MPH program does not offer sufficient on-campus course work for students with F–1 or J–1 student status to meet all study requirements. The university will not issue a Certification of Eligibility for F–2 Academic Students (Form I–20) or J–1 Exchange Visitors, Student Category (Form DS–2019) for MPH program enrollment.

  • For more information on admissions requirements, please visit: https://apply.augusta.edu/apply/

Progression & Graduation Requirements

  • Any student whose cumulative GPA for a degree program drops below 2.8 will be placed on academic probation. While on probation, the student must earn a minimum 3.0 GPA each semester until the cumulative GPA raises to at least 2.8. Students who fail to obtain at least a 3.0 GPA each semester while on probation will be considered for an academic dismissal from TGS.
  • Graduation requires the successful completion of 45 credit hours within a maximum of five years. 

Program Information

Program Length: 2 Years
CIP Code: 51.2201
Program Code: MPH_HINF
Major Code: PUBH
Concentration Code: HINF

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