TOP ALUMNI EMPLOYER
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
in FY23 sponsored funding
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY’S SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH educates practitioners and thought leaders while engaging in research and outreach that promotes health equity and addresses urgent public health challenges. Our location in Atlanta, an internationally recognized hub of public health expertise, gives students practice opportunities at organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local and state government agencies, and international non-governmental organizations. Members of our growing alumni network are making a difference across Georgia and beyond, working in state and federal agencies, nonprofits and community organizations.
Our faculty and staff are conducting research that promotes health equity and seeks to solve urgent challenges related to infectious and chronic diseases, tobacco prevention and control, and trauma and mental health. With a global reach and a commitment to equity, we are dedicated to promoting better health for everyone, everywhere.
Georgia State, an enterprising public research university in Atlanta, is a national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds. The university provides its accomplished faculty and more than 52,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities.
- Bachelor of Science in Public Health
- Bachelor of Science in Public Health/Master of Public Health (Dual-Degree Option)
- Master of Public Health in Biostatistics
- Master of Public Health in Environmental Epidemiology
- Master of Public Health in Environmental Health
- Master of Public Health in Epidemiology
- Master of Public Health in Health Management and Policy
- Master of Public Health in Health Promotion and Behavior
The GRE is not a requirement for admission to School of Public Health graduate programs.
- Joint Master of Public Health/Doctor of Philosophy (in collaboration with the Department of Psychology)
- Joint Master of Public Health/Juris Doctor (in collaboration with the College of Law)
- Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health in Environmental Health
- Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health in Epidemiology
- Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health in Health Promotion & Behavior
- Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health in Health Services & Policy Research
- Doctor of Public Health
- Graduate Certificate in Public Health
- Graduate Certificate in Maternal & Child Health
Our faculty are internationally recognized scholars and professionals whose research interests and community-based interventions focus on:
- Coronaviruses, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases
- Chronic diseases and their determinants
- Disabilities support and training
- Health services, policy, methods and evaluation
- Urban environment, health and health disparities
- Violence, substance use and mental health
- Tobacco prevention and controlCOVID-19 Response Efforts:
- $5.2 million in cumulative sponsored funding to research the ongoing public health crisis90+ research articles and reports
- 750+ faculty media mentions in national and international outlets
- 2.4K+ coronavirus forecasts produced by the Epidemic Forecasting Center research team
In addition to its multimillion-dollar research and training portfolio, the School of Public Health is home to a global public health journal: Health Education Research (Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Michael P. Eriksen, Regents’ Professor)
The School of Public Health includes a number of cross-disciplinary centers and initiatives.
The Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development empowers families of at-risk populations and houses the following organizations:
- Center for Leadership in Disability
- Georgia Association for Infant Mental Health: Birth to Five
- National Center on Child Trafficking
- National Center for Sexual Violence Prevention
- National SafeCare Training and Research Center
- Prevent Child Abuse Georgia
The Prevention Research Center (PRC) focuses on the health and health disparities of the refugee, immigrant and migrant community in Clarkston, Ga. The PRC is a collaboration of the School of Public Health, the College of Education & Human Development’s Adult Literacy Research Center and Perimeter College’s Center for Community Engagement in Clarkston. It is funded through a five-year, $3.75 million grant awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Opportunities for students to grow personally and professionally are plentiful.
Georgia State’s chapter of GlobeMed provides students the opportunity to partner with global community-based organizations to learn and improve population health.
The School of Public Health’s study abroad programs give students the opportunity to examine firsthand public health issues in countries such as Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Indonesia, Uganda and the United Kingdom.
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Atlanta, GA 30302-3995
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