Accreditation Process Begins
The governing body of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the nationally recognized accrediting body for schools and programs in public health, formally acted on its June 15-18, 2016 meeting to approve Marshall University’s request to begin the accreditation process for its Graduate Program in Public Health, with concentrations in 1) global and community health and 2) research, evaluation and policy. The time frame from approval of the accreditation process to the final rewarding of accreditation usually takes about 18 – 24 months. Once the program receives approval, the award of accreditation will date back to June 18, 2016.
Michael Prewitt, PhD, FCCP
Dean, College of Health Professions
Applications for fall admission are now being reviewed, and we will continue to process applications on a rolling basis. For full fall curriculum offerings, see our on-line Fall Schedule.
Marshall Leads in MPH Affordability
As we maintain our position as the best MPH study value in our region, tuition rates were frozen for the 2015-2016 academic year. We anticipate an increase of less than 5% for 2016-2017.
South Charleston Course Schedule
This year our graduate courses are significantly expanded, with convenient scheduling. Now students can attend courses not only on Main Campus and at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (Cabell campus), but also in South Charleston. Most core courses are offered evenings, to facilitate study by working professionals as well as students pursuing dual degree programs.
Our Charleston offerings make pursuit of the MPH – or your vital continuing education – a more convenient endeavor. This fall Statistical Methods I (PH621) and Epidemiology (PH611) will be offered in South Charleston on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and the Marshall University College of Health Professions (COHP) are partnering to offer a new program to enable students to obtain both the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees in just four years.
Students may pursue either of two MPH concentrations. A track in Global and Community Health emphasizes practice in population health, while a second concentration in Research, Evaluation and Policy prepares students who anticipate working in health system change, including work in clinical research, program development, and policy making. With most courses offered in the evenings, MPH study accommodates the schedules of both student physicians and current practitioners. More info…