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College of Public Health Launches Online Masters Program

College of Public Health Launches Online Masters Program

UGA’s College of Public Health is launching a fully online, accredited Masters in Public Health (OMPH) in the spring of 2024.  The OMPH will offer greater access to the essential training this program provides and addresses some of the critical needs in Georgia, our nation, and around the world.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of healthcare occupations is expected to grow by 14% by 2028. Rural communities and medically underserved areas (MAUs) in particular suffer a shortage of  public health professionals. This shortage can limit the availability of essential public health services, such as disease surveillance, health promotion, and community outreach. 

Online access to UGA MPH can help address these shortages by providing ways for health professionals in MAUs to get training in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health science, health promotion, and health policy and management so that they can become leaders in public health without leaving their communities.  Additionally, UGA’s OMPH will have hands-on learning experiences in the field, allowing learners to practice and reflect on the skills they learn in the program.

The first cohort for the online Master of Public Health will begin in January of 2024. If you are interested in this program, request more information about the courses required and the admissions process.  If you are ready to advance your career in healthcare, apply for the online Master of Public Health today.

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