The Institute of Public Health (IPH) at Georgia State University is a research and degree-granting program dedicated to advancing the health of the public through academic endeavors, training, and community service. IPH is a multidisciplinary unit, which offers a 62 credit-hour Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health (PhD), a 42 credit-hour Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program and a 15 credit-hour Graduate Certificate in Public Health (GCPH).
The efforts of the faculty and staff are focused on finding solutions to pressing urban health issues. Much of this applied research is directed at understanding and eliminating disparities in health. The Institute’s training and community service programs focus on building the science that underlies public health practice as well as developing interventions that make a real and sustained difference in urban settings.
The goals of our academic public health training program are to: