Mission, Vision, & Values


The mission of the Program in Public Health is to promote the health of populations at the regional, national, and global levels by developing the next generation of public health practitioners and health management leaders, as well as through programs of excellence in research, community engagement, and service.


Our vision is of a society of healthy communities in which all people are able to live up to their full human potential.


Excellence: Throughout all of our programs, we seek to earn and maintain the highest degree of excellence, which is verified by the most rigorous external metrics and standards.
Synergy: We strive to incorporate all of the dynamic disciplines that fall under the purview of public health into intellectually stimulating curricula and innovative research endeavors.
Support: We design our educational programs and PPH support systems with intentionality, so that all students have the tools to ensure their academic success. Our obligation to our students also extends to professional development; we aim to facilitate career success at any stage, whether it is initiating a new career, advancement in a current career, or attainment of leadership positions.
Equity and inclusiveness: We strive to empower communities. We work to promote health equity and environmental justice for all people and populations.


The educational mission is delivered through four degree programs and one certificate program.

Master of Public Health (MPH)
The Master of Public Health degree program trains the next generation of public health practitioners, scholars and leaders so as to promote improvements in the health of all populations - including the elimination of health disparities across the life-course through excellence in education, research, community engagement, service and empowerment locally, nationally, and globally.

Master of Health Administration (MHA)
The MHA Program prepares graduates for careers as managers to support the delivery of high-quality care throughout the health services sector. 

Master of Science in Epidemiology & Clinical Research
The mission of the Master of Science in Epidemiology and Clinical Research is to prepare health care professionals for careers in clinical research, by providing students with the tools to conduct, interpret, and evaluate results of clinical research studies through intensive didactic and mentored research experiences. 

PhD in Clinical Outcomes and PhD in Population Health
The doctoral [PhD] program is designed to train the next generation of PhD-prepared scientists in the fields of population health and clinical outcomes research. In addition to advanced coursework, it provides expertly mentored opportunities in a multidisciplinary setting. It is a highly selective program admitting two to four students each year.

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Health Education and Promotion
The certificate program provides credentials in health education & promotion with a specific focus on developing essential skills of practitioners and enhancing the educational background of others.