2021-2022 Samford University Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 17, 2024  
2021-2022 Samford University Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Public Health

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Melissa Galvin Lumpkin, Acting Dean; Professor, Public Health

Students within the School of Public Health pursue a variety of disciplines focused on the prevention of disease and the promotion of improved health among entire communities and populations. Majors within the School of Public Health are inherently interdisciplinary, with teams of professionals working together to solve some of society’s most complex challenges. The school includes the Department of Healthcare Administration and Informatics, the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Department of Public Health, and the Department of Social Work.

The School currently offers baccalaureate degrees in foods and nutrition, health informatics and analytics, healthcare administration, nutrition and dietetics, and public health. At the graduate-level, the School offers a dietetic internship certificate, a master of healthcare administration, a master of public health, a master of science degree in nutrition, a master of science in health informatics and analytics, a master of social work, and a doctor of public health. Fast-track versions of the master of healthcare administration, the master of public health, the master of science in health informatics and analytics, and the master of social work are also available.

Faith, health and service are at the core of the School of Public Health, making graduates uniquely prepared to pursue a variety of careers. Regardless of major, students will graduate prepared to pursue their calling as a health care advocate or researcher in the private or public sector, armed with the expertise and practical knowledge required to significantly impact our world.

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