B.Sc. On Campus

Public Health

Mercer University

48 months
38746 USD/year
38746 USD/year
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The major in Public Health is a College of Health Professions Bachelor of Science degree offering that develops students’ understanding of the underlying science of human health and disease across the life course.  Students at Mercer University will learn fundamental concepts of program implementation, planning, assessment, and evaluation to address population health issues.


Key facts

Students will also gain understanding of legal, ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of health care and public health policy.  The public health major will graduate with a Council on Education for Public Health (CePH) accredited degree that may be used to seek entry-level employment in public health, to further education at the graduate level, to seek public health related certifications, or to continue education in the health sciences.

Outreach and Engaged Learning

Public health majors complete 30 community service hours related to public health.  Students may select between an internship or research project as their capstone experience.  Students who select an internship in a public health setting under the supervision of a public health professional and the internship director.  Students who elect to complete a research project will do so under the supervision of public health faculty and its partners.  A portfolio demonstrating competency for entry-level employment is also required for completion of the capstone experience.

Beyond Mercer University

The major in Public Health will prepare you for work in health and non-health related work settings and graduate school. Opportunities include employment with:

  • Local health departments
  • Regional health districts
  • State public health offices
  • Federal public health offices

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Systems and Services of Public Health

  • Population Health and the Environment

  • Rural Health in the U.S.

  • Biostatistics

  • Dissemination of Public Health Information

  • Epidemiology

  • Health Behavior

  • U.S. Health Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application: Mercer University offers two ways to apply for admission: The Common Application or the Mercer Application.
  • Standardized Test Scores: Submit your official SAT score(s) and/or ACT score(s), if your native language or language of instruction is English. Submit an official TOEFL score of at least 80 or an IELTS score of at least 6.5, if your native language or language of instruction is not English.
  • Official School Transcript(s): Ask your school counselor to send us your official secondary school report(s) or high school transcript(s), translated in English. Upon admission, submit a course-by-course evaluation of transcript(s), including Grade Point Average, translated in English by World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny & Associates.
  • Letter of Recommendation: We want to hear from one of your high school teachers or counselors about your work ethic, school engagement, academic achievement, and more, translated in English

Tuition Fee

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    38746 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38746 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    38746 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38746 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Doraville

900 - 1400 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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