Master of Public Health

Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives

A better world through public health 

The mission of the Missouri State University Master of Public Health (MPH) program is to prevent disease, promote health, and protect the well-being of the public through education, research and service.

Instructional goal

The instructional goal of the Master of Public Health program is to develop students to be exemplary professionals who are able to integrate and apply the knowledge basic to public health and perform its core functions through the effective delivery of the ten essential services.

Instructional objectives

  • 1.1:  Offer a curriculum that supports the development of core and cross-cutting competencies for public health

  • 1.2:  Allow for elective courses to enhance and expand the learning experiences in relation to student interests in public health

  • 1.3: Provide students with opportunities for integration and practical application of the learned competencies through a field experience, capstone project, and other educational, research and service activities

  • 1.4: Endorse cultural competence and promote diversity of thought, culture, gender and ethnicity

Research goal

The research goal of the Master of Public Health program is to engage in research and evidence-based applications that advance public health knowledge and community practice.

Research objectives

  • 2.1: MPH faculty participate in research activities that advance public health knowledge and practice
  • 2.2: MPH students participate in research activities that advance public health knowledge and practice
  • 2.3: MPH faculty and students collaborate with public health practitioners in research activities that advance public health knowledge and practice

Service goal

The service goal of the Master of Public Health program is to improve local and global public health through collaborative community service.

Service objectives

  • 3.1: MPH faculty participate in collaborative community service activities
  • 3.2: MPH students participate in collaborative community service activities
  • 3.3: MPH faculty and students work together in collaborative community service activities