From the Interim Director,
We have had several exciting changes in the MPH program recently and we want to share a few of those with you. Probably the most important of these is our recent CEPH accreditation (see below). This change is important to our graduates because several employers and academic programs require degrees with national accreditation. Obviously, this change has a great deal of impact on the opportunities that our graduates now have.
Another important change is the departure of our director, Dr. Vickie Sanchez. Dr. Sanchez was the person who was primarily responsible for guiding the program through the long and involved accreditation process, and we are truly thankful for her hard work and leadership. With the departure of Dr. Sanchez, I was asked to serve as the Interim Director, which I am happy to do. Our course offerings and schedule will be unchanged by this change in the faculty.
Our program is growing, but we always welcome new applications. We offer a generalized Master of Public Health from an accredited program. Our courses are all taught in non-traditional formats, including online, executive style and seated evening classes providing a convenient opportunity for the working professional to complete a graduate education.
If you have any questions regarding this program, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome the opportunity to contribute to our community and the world through quality public health education, research and service.
David Claborn, DrPH, Interim Director, MPH Program
Effective October 13, 2012, the Missouri State University MPH Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Please feel free to review our final self-study report and appendices as well as the Council's final accreditation report.
Improving the lives of others
The Master of Public Health program at Missouri State focuses on the five core areas essential to the practice of public health:
- Health services administration
- Social and behavioral sciences
- Environmental health sciences
You gain knowledge and skills in disease prevention, health promotion and health protection to improve the health of your community through education, research and service.