The mission of the MPH Program is to prepare individuals to organize and implement programs to improve the health, quality of life and well-being of communities and people, through instruction, research, and service in public health. The program has a particular emphasis on people of color, minorities, and other underserved populations.
Goal I: Provide students the education, skills, abilities and values to address the public health needs of communities, regions, and nations with a particular focus on underserved populations.
Goal II: Prepare graduates for leadership in the Public Health field.
Goal III: Increase the representation of African Americans and other underrepresented populations in the Public Health professions.
Goal IV: Promote lifelong learning through continuing public health education.
Goal V: Discover, develop, and advance knowledge through basic and applied research on problems that disproportionately affect underserved populations.
Goal VI: Collaborate with local, regional, state and international communities in all projects and activities to improve the health and well-being of underserved populations.
Goal VII: Improve and impact public health policies and practices in order to promote health and decrease health disparities among minority and other underserved populations.