Public Health Graduate Program Mission & Goals

The Graduate Programs in Public Health are globally accessible programs committed to improving the health and well-being of communities through education, research, and service using a scholar-practitioner model.

Program Mission: 

The Graduate Programs in Public Health are globally accessible programs committed to improving the health and well-being of communities through education, research, and service using a scholar-practitioner model.

Education Goals:

  1. Enroll and support qualified, diverse, and dedicated students who demonstrate a passion for improving public health.
  2. Cultivate a learning environment that values communication, collaboration, and diversity.
  3. Ensure all graduates possess the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to become successful public health practitioners.
  4. Recruit, retain, and support qualified instructors.

Research Goals:

  1. Sustain a dynamic research agenda driven by emerging public health priorities and identified needs of the workforce.
  2. Encourage scientific inquiry among students and provide practical learning opportunities that allow the honing of research skills and generation of new knowledge.
  3. Support a collaborative learning environment for students and faculty that allows engagement with public health practitioners, community partners, and each other to develop new endeavors.

Service Goals:

  1. Encourage and facilitate student and faculty participation in meaningful community service activities with a public health focus.
  2. Foster competent public health professionals who collaborate and advocate for the improvement of their local and global communities’ well-being.

Program Values:

At GPPH, we value and encourage:

  • Advocacy
  • Collaboration
  • Cultural competency
  • Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Service

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