The focus of the Morehouse School of Medicine Master of Public Health Program is to provide unique opportunities for students to engage in community-based participatory research, student-directed learning and problem-solving and to develop skills and competencies essential to the practice of public health.
Public Health is concerned with improving and maintaining the general health of the community. The primary sciences of public health are epidemiology and biostatistics. Fundamental principles which undergird public health activities and research are derived from the biological, social, behavioral and physical sciences. Students are taught these principles and learn how to assess community health needs, design interventions, and implement, manage and evaluate programs. The graduate program in Public Health collaborates with other departments of the Morehouse School of Medicine and the Atlanta University Center schools.