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Public Health Sciences

Xavier University of Louisiana

48 months
23064 USD/year
23064 USD/year
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The mission of the undergraduate major in Public Health Sciences at the Xavier University of Louisiana is to utilize a strong foundation in liberal arts and public health to educate students on how to critically think and implement multidisciplinary public health strategies to promote health and well-being on a population basis. 


The programme

  • Completing the public health sciences major will: (1) expose students to the historical and societal associations between determinants of health and health outcomes utilizing analytical thinking and critical assessment; (2) provide students with a variety of professional development and academically challenging experiences that prepare students to enter the public health workforce or graduate/professional schools; (3) assist students with demonstrating creativity, inquisitiveness, and evidenced-based rigor in the application of public health problem-solving skills; and 4) assist students with developing skills and abilities to design, implement, and evaluate health intervention to address a variety of health issues.
  • The Public Health Sciences undergraduate degree program is built upon Xavier University of Louisiana’s strong emphasis in the liberal arts. The liberal arts courses help to establish an interdisciplinary perspective based on a variety of disciplinary contributions in the arts and sciences - all of which are critical to students’ preparation in public health. These courses include history, ethics and philosophy, English literature, psychology, sociology, political science/public policy, economics, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics/statistics, languages, communication, and fine arts. These recommended courses align nicely with the required core courses every Xavier University student must take.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health
  • Nutrition and Health 
  • Behavioral Theories in Public Health 
  • Health Promotion Program Planning & Evaluation 
  • Environmental Health -
  • Epidemiology -

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Secondary School Record (Transcript) in English 
  • Letter of Recommendation from a secondary school official 
  • ACT/SAT Results (if available)
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores (Non-English speaking natives are required to submit)  Required Minimum Scores: TOEFL: Paper – 550 Internet-Based – 80 IELTS: 7.0 
  • Xavier University Certificate of Financial Support- a notarized form indicating who will pay the cost of attendance. 
  • Original certificate of national examination taken by the student (if applicable) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23064 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11532 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    23064 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11532 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Orleans

1125 - 2151 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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