What does it cost?

Check out the graduate cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

42 semester hours

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Online

A limited selection of MPH HPMB concentration elective courses will be offered fully online each year, allowing students to satisfy all degree, concentration and elective requirements fully online. Students in the online MPH HPMB degree program may occasionally register for in-person or hybrid courses if their desired course or elective is not available online or offered in a preferred semester; though registering for in-person or hybrid courses should be limited (to maintain online student status) and students will be expected to participate in all in-person requirements of the chosen course.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements


  • February 15 (priority deadline)
  • March 15 (regular deadline)


  • October 1 (regular deadline)

The above are standard deadlines. Check our deadlines page for updates and extensions.

Health Promotion and Behavior, Master of Public Health

In the face of pressing public health challenges, local and global communities need disease prevention solutions that address the underlying social and behavioral factors impacting public health. The Master in Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in Health Promotion and Behavior (HPMB) equips you with the skills, knowledge and experiences to promote health and prevent diseases within populations and communities. This MPH provides a strong foundation for developing expertise in health promotion by specifically emphasizing public health, ecological and behavioral contexts throughout the curriculum.

According to the World Health Organization, 40 million new health workers will be needed by 2030 due to increased rates of non-communicable diseases and aging populations. Public health is a field of action and impact that works with organizations to develop programs, policies and environments that enable health. It is the perfect area to help communities on a grand scale and meet the growing need for public health professionals.

Courses in this 42-credit hour program of study are designed to integrate theory, practice, and research. The requirements for the fully online MPH HPMB degree program are identical to the in-person MPH HPMB degree program.

*Current catalog applies to students entering the program in Spring 2023 or later.

Program Details

The GRE is no longer a requirement for admission to the MPH program.

Please note that two applications are required for this program:

  • SOPHAS Application
  • SOPHAS Supplemental Admissions Application: Georgia State/CAS-Liaison Programs

Both applications and all supporting documents must be in by the deadline.

SOPHAS application and SOPHAS Georgia State/CAS-Liaison Programs supplemental application instructions and FAQs: www.sophas.org

Use the How to Apply link below for a complete list of instructions for the Georgia State application and to get started.

The MPH HPMB curriculum is 42 semester hours.

  • Required MPH Foundational Core Courses (16 Credit Hours)
  • Required HPMB Concentration Courses (12 Credit Hours)
  • Concentration Approved Elective Courses (9 Credit Hours)
  • Required MPH Applied Practice Experience Course (2 Credit Hours)
  • Required MPH Integrative Learning Experience Course (3 Credit Hours)

Check out the graduate cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

Masters of Public Health graduates demonstrate the following foundational competency areas:

  • Evidence-based Approaches to Public Health
  • Public Health and Health Care Systems
  • Planning and Management to Promote Health
  • Policy in Public Health
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Interprofessional Practice
  • Systems Thinking



Help strengthen the public health system through behavior change and educational outreach. Health promotion specialists plan and evaluate programs and policies which improve public health and public health systems. In health education, you could develop community-wide education initiatives on health topics such as nutrition or create curriculum for training community health workers. The need to provide the public with programs and policies to support good health will result in state and local governments, hospitals and businesses employing a growing number of experts in health behavior and promotion.


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Admissions and Curriculum Inquiries

School of Public Health Admissions

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Atlanta, GA 30303

The information shared here provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.