Located in the heart of Atlanta at one of America’s most innovative and diverse research universities, the Georgia State University School of Public Health is dedicated to advancing health equity and solving urgent health challenges through research, education, and community engagement.
Our location in Atlanta, a global hub of public health expertise, facilitates applied practice experiences with the CDC, American Cancer Society and international organizations such as CARE and the Task Force for Global Health, as well as a range of private sector companies and community non-profits.
As a public institution, we are committed to both excellence and value. Georgia State is ranked the #2 most innovative university in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, and The New York Times has called our institution an "engine of social mobility."
We have an extraordinarily diverse student body that reflects the diversity of our nation and also includes a significant number of international students who are drawn to Georgia State from more than 40 countries. Professionals from organizations such as the CDC also enroll in our programs to advance their careers and their impact in public health. All of these factors contribute to a rich and engaging learning environment.
In addition to educating students, the Georgia State School of Public Health is committed to conducting research that promotes health equity. This focus on research and applying it to urgent needs is infused into our academic programs.
Georgia State School of Public Health graduates have gone on to successful careers at organizations that include the CDC, local and state health departments, and an array of non-profits and private companies. Our graduates also have a strong record of securing competitive fellowships and pursuing Ph.D. and DrPH degrees.
Community Partners Within 10 miles
of Georgia State
- AID Atlanta
- The Carter Center
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Georgia Public Health Association
- Task Force for Global Development
Community Partners Within 1 mile
of Georgia State
- American Cancer Society
- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
- Fulton County Board of Health
- Georgia Department of Public Health
- Southside Medical Center
- State Capitol
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
In addition to teaching and conducting research, our faculty and staff are dedicated to applying their expertise in areas such as tobacco prevention, environmental health, and epidemiology to the needs of our state and world. Our CDC-funded Prevention Research Center is partnering with community organizations in Clarkston, Georgia, to improve the health and well-being of refugees and migrants.
Faculty in our Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development translate research findings into evidence-based programs that prevent and address child developmental delays, child maltreatment, and sexual assault, while also helping enhance quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Georgia State’s Master of Public Health (MPH) degree has been accredited as a program by CEPH since 2007—making GSU the first public university in Atlanta to gain that distinction. The school began the rigorous process to transition from its MPH program-level-only accreditation to its new full school-level accreditation in 2013. In June 2016, The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Board of Councilors accredited the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. The school received a ‘met’ finding, the highest possible, on all criteria evaluated and the school’s initial school-level accreditation is for a five year, extending through July 1, 2021. At the conclusion of that term, the school sought reaccreditation from CEPH, and the CEPH Board of Councilors reaccredited the School of Public Health at Georgia State University for a seven-year term, extending through December 31, 2028. Each CEPH accreditation and reaccreditation application is a three-year process that involves the efforts of faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners. The school is grateful for the time and investment of all involved who support these efforts.
Why is CEPH Accreditation Important?
CEPH accreditation sets a standard by which all accredited schools of public health work to enhance health in human populations, through organized community effort. Accreditation assures the public that the school has met the most up-to-date standards established by the public health profession in the areas the school’s instruction, research, service, governance and administration. It gives the school’s students, instructors, and researchers eligibility for a greater number of funding and fellowship opportunities. Accreditation also assures students and their future employers that the school’s curriculum equips our graduates with the skills and knowledge needed for 21st century public health jobs. Finally, CEPH accreditation allows the school to be a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH, formerly ASPH), whose mission is to strengthen the capacity of members by advancing leadership, excellence, and collaboration for academic public health.
*Georgia State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate’s, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State
Blending academic rigor with a rich college experience since 1913, Georgia State University transforms students' lives, advances the frontiers of knowledge and shapes future leaders. Enrolling one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, the university provides associate-to-graduate-degree-level educational opportunities for tens of thousands across its downtown Atlanta Campus and five Perimeter College campuses. Georgia State is the national model for student success, graduating students from all backgrounds at equal, high rates.
Center for Leadership in Disability
Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development
National SafeCare Training and Research Center
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia
Office of Applied Practice Experiences and Career Services
Office of Academic Assistance
Department of Health Policy and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Population Health Sciences
Graduate Biostatistics Computer Lab
Information Technology Support
Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3222
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