Master of Public Health

Health and Kinesiology

Program Overview

The M.P.H. (Master of Public Health), specializing in Health Disparities is an exclusively online program requiring a total of 42 credit hours. The program requires 27 hours in core and required courses; 9 hours of advisor-approved electives and 6 hours of culminating experience (capstone)
Southeast Texas has a very high rate of chronic conditions including obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and several forms of cancers. Unfortunately, the burden of these chronic conditions is very high among low socioeconomic populations. Addressing these chronic diseases through culturally appropriate interventions is very critical in bridging the gap. Currently, no university in Texas or Louisiana offers a MPH program specializing in health disparities. There is an unmet need in these states for public health professionals who are trained in addressing health disparities.


  1. Candidates for admissions to the Master Public Health and Master of Science in Kinesiology must meet all the admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and specific departmental requirements and approval.
  2. Candidates must also have a 2.5 or greater GPA on a 4.0 scale or a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 hours of their undergraduate degree program.
  3. Candidates must satisfy the necessary undergraduate prerequisites as prescribed for a particular area of specialization.
  4. Candidates with a GPA of 3.0 or greater are not required to take the GRE.

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Degree Course Requirements