The Department of Public Health Sciences envisions “Healthy communities partnered with responsive population health systems.” Its mission is to advance health equity and well-being in an urbanizing world. The department is a premier academic unit providing collaborative and integrated approaches to improving health and healthcare with a focus on improving health disparities among vulnerable populations.
The Public Health baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). The department is a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, and is an affiliate member of AcademyHealth.
At the undergraduate level, the department offers the Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management, and a Minor in Public Health.
At the graduate level, the department offers the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, the Master of Health Administration (MHA), and doctoral degrees (Ph.D.) in Public Health Sciences and Epidemiology. Additionally, the department collaborates in a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Health Informatics and Analytics. See the Graduate Catalog for details about the graduate programs, including early entry and dual degree options.