The mission of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is to prepare and develop a competent, professional, and diverse public health workforce through community-academic partnerships in education, research, and service to enhance the health of the public.
The overall goals to fulfill the mission fall into three categories that include education, service and research.
- Provide high quality education that emphasized critical competencies in public health.
- Provide flexible learning opportunities through distance technology and interactive methods.
- Foster the development of professional public health values, concepts and ethical practice.
- Recruit and prepare a diverse student population for public health leadership positions.
- Provide leadership and serve as a resource in addressing and communicating current and emerging public health problems and issues.
- Foster collaboration among academicians, community and governmental organizations and students to enhance the health of the public.
- Conduct basic and applied interdisciplinary public health research, while providing students the opportunity to advance their research knowledge and experience, in order to address critical public health issues and contribute to the body of knowledge in the public health disciplines.
The Master of Public Health program faculty, students, and staff are committed to the over-arching principle of respect for the dignity and worth of people regardless of gender, race, religious or ethnic affiliations, sexual orientation or social standing. Program values are reflected in:
- Community-based learning, research and service.
- Strengthening academic and community partnerships.
- Infusing core competencies into interactive courses and other learning experiences.
- Providing the knowledge and skills necessary to develop leaders who will serve as advocates and foster the health of the public.
- Fostering professional diversity to meet the changing public health needs of communities.
- Emphasizing moral and principled precepts that underlie goals of the public health profession.