Online with an upside. Find out how Georgia Southern is making education accessible from anywhere – in a field with societal benefits

Online with an upside. Find out how Georgia Southern is making education accessible from anywhere – in a field with societal benefits Online with an upside. Find out how Georgia Southern is making education accessible from anywhere – in a field with societal benefits

February 5, 20201 min read
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Beginning in Fall 2020 Georgia Southern University will offer its first fully online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in applied public health. 


“For those who do not have the ability to enroll in one of our on-campus MPH concentrations, the online applied public health option would be ideal for anyone passionate about improving health and making a difference in their community,” stated Interim Dean Stuart Tedders, Ph.D.


Students will complete a broad-based program of study with a focus on public health education, information and advocacy, and with the flexibility to tailor their elective options. Students will apply their skills and knowledge to become front-line public health practitioners or public health leaders. 


Academic advisors and technical support will be provided to all students enrolled in the online master’s program. Additionally, the online program includes a field experience located within reach of the student’s location.



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    Karl Peace researches biostatistics, clinical trials and drug research and development.

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