Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

School of Public Health

Behavioral and Community Health Sciences


School of Public Health

1615 Poydras Street Suite 1400

New Orleans, LA 70122

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.P.H-Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Ph.D.-Community Health Sciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MPH degree in BCHS prepares students for professional careers in which they will develop and deliver programs to improve and maintain health in our communities. The BCHS discipline is concerned with promoting wellness, preventing disease, and improving the quality of life in at-risk communities and populations. The BCHS program advocates the use of a socio-ecological approach to identify and understand the social, cultural, and bio-behavioral determinants affecting health. The diverse backgrounds of BCHS faculty afford students a broad range of applied public health experiences designing, implementing, and evaluating interventions to address challenging public health issues such as childhood obesity, HIV/ AIDS, tobacco use, and cancer control and prevention. The BCHS program of study for the MPH degree consists of 45 credit hours in which students complete coursework, research, practice experience, and a capstone project.


The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaffirmed LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans accreditation at its meeting on December 5, 2005. The university was awarded a 10year reaffirmation of accreditation with no monitoring reports required.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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