Online Master of Public Health (eMPH)
The Morehouse School of Medicine Online Master of Public Health (eMPH) is an 24-month program that provides the public health theory that supports MSM's social mission. It is designed for working professionals who seek a graduate degree that prepares them for rapid career growth. Driven by the MSM mission, the eMPH focuses on training public health leaders who are fluent in community-focused public health practice, particularly in underserved communities.
What is the eMPH?
The eMPH offered by MSM is an innovative online degree program designed for working professionals with a community health policy-focused approach. The eMPH consists of a community health and policy curriculum coupled with additional program requirements to ensure students obtain the practical skills necessary to advance in the public health profession. With courses designed and taught by MSM faculty, students receive the same rigorous academic preparation and degree as students enrolled in the traditional on-campus MPH program. Delivered through an online learning platform, the program can be completed in as few as 24 months. Students engage with classmates and faculty in regular synchronous and asynchronous online sessions, virtual office hours, study sessions, group projects, collaborative assignments, and networking. This program will require students to attend an on-campus first-year orientation.
Who Can Attend
This program is designed for working professionals who have obtained a bachelor’s degree and who seek a graduate degree that prepares them for rapid career growth.
What the Program Provides
The eMPH consists of a community health and policy curriculum coupled with additional program requirements to ensure students obtain the practical skills necessary to advance in the public health profession. The eMPH program consists of eight core courses, a public health and leadership seminar, a practicum and capstone as well as for track-specific courses for a total 48 credit hours taken over four full semesters. It can be completed in as few as 24 months.
The eMPH program is completely online but requires a one-time, in-person orientation that occurs in at the beginign of each Fall semester. All coursework is completed using our online learning management system.
MSM Graduate Education in Public health offers an executive program that focuses on providing unique opportunities for students to become engaged in community-based, participatory research; student-directed learning; problem solving; and the development of skills/competencies essential to the practice of public health.
The eMPH cohorts begin once a year during the fall semester.
Our graduates of the program are working at community-based organizations, as well as local, state, national, and international agencies. Additionally, many have pursued terminal degrees including MD, PhD, DrPH, and JD, as well as other advanced degrees (e.g., MBS, PA).
Admissions for the Online Master of Public Health will occur once a year. Cohorts will begin in the fall semester. Applications for the Fall 2022 cohort deadline date is April1. Fall 2022 cohort deadlines:
- Applications open - Sept. 1, 2021
- Applications close - Apr. 1, 2022
- Classes begin - Aug. 8, 2022
About the eMPH Program
Virtual Information Session
To learn more about our eMPH program, please complete the interest form below.
Brenton Powers, EdD, MPH
Assistant Director, Department of Public Health Education
Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Dr. SW, NCPC 344-B
Atlanta, GA 30310-1495