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Program Goals

The MPH Program is committed to the following specific goals for all students:

  1. To train public health professionals in the core competencies of public health and in areas of concentration.
  2. To engage students and faculty in public health research, scholarship and creative activities that contribute to the prevention, management and resolution of public health challenges.
  3. To provide opportunities for students and faculty to engage in professional and community based services for public health leadership and workforce development. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In accordance with the standards developed by the Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Practice and the recommendations of the Association of Schools of Public Health, students will develop skills in eight major areas:

  • Analytical/assessment skills
  • Policy development/program planning skills
  • Communication skills
  • Health disparities/cultural sensitivity skills
  • Community dimensions of practice skills
  • Public health sciences skills
  • Financial planning and management skills
  • Leadership and systems thinking skills