Career and Academic Opportunities

Public Health Education majors complete courses specific to health promotion and disease prevention by way of programs, policy, and proposals rooted in evidence and best practices to address health disparities and inequities. Students graduate with a strong skill set in design, delivery, evaluation, and advocacy on the behalf of vulnerable populations. The M.P.A. provides PHE students with an educational experience that will strengthen these skills as they relate to leadership, equitable resource allocation, and administration. As a result of the PHE/MPA pathway, possible career paths can be pursued in the following areas: public and non-profit policy and management, healthcare administration, and leadership roles in community healthcare settings, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

Salary and Career Information

Public Health Education BS / Public Administration MPA Students at desk with teacher assisting them

Admission Requirements

Double Owl Admission Requirements 
  • 3.25 KSU GPA
  • 60 hours toward the bachelor's degree
  • 30 hours at KSU
Double Counted Courses Include
  • PAD 6200 to count for Major Related Elective
  • PAD 6250 to count for Major Related Elective
  • PAD 6300 to count for Major Related Elective
Graduate Admission Requirements

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline. Students can be identified in Sophomore year and early Junior year (i.e., once students meet -- or are close to meeting --- credit hour and other requirements).

Sample Academic Plan Apply
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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education

Department / College
Health Promotion and Physical Education / Wellstar College of Health and Human Services 
Convocation Center, Room 3019

Advising Contact
Dr. Mari-Amanda Dyal, Asst Dept Chair

Graduate Information

Graduate Degree
Master of Public Administration

Department / College
School of Government and International Affairs / Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Science Building, Room 5032

Advising Contact
Maureen Wilson, Advisor