Master of Public Health Student Achievement

Master of Public Health Student Achievement
Graduation Rate

The graduation rate for the M.P.H. program is defined as those completing the M.P.H. within five years of matriculation.

Graduation Rate Threshold: 70%

Actual for Students Matriculating 2012–2016: 90%


The selection and support of students in the M.P.H. program should be sufficient to keep attrition (withdrawal and dismissal) rates below 15 percent.

Attrition Threshold: 15% or less

Actual for Students Matriculating 2012–2016: 5%

MPH Student Retention Dashboard

Career Placement

Career placement for the M.P.H. program is defined as placement in public health careers or advanced educational opportunities within two years of graduation.

Career threshold: 80%

Actual for Students Graduating 2014-2018: 97.6%


Students of the M.P.H. program should indicate a proficiency rating of (4) for each of the MPH core competencies by graduation.

Program goal: 100%

Actual for Students Graduating 2016–2020: 97.8%

The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) evaluates student success in the context of our mission to:

  • Improve the health and well being of individuals and communities;
  • Increase the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce;
  • Address primary healthcare needs through programs in education, research and service; with emphasis on people of color and the underserved urban and rural population in Georgia, the nation and the world.

The areas of achievement vary by program and include parameters of retention (low attrition), graduation, success in licensure examinations and career placement.

In accordance with the requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), each institution should "publish statements of its goals for student achievement and success of students in achieving those goals."

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