The mission of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the University of Memphis
is to provide a stimulating academic environment in a metropolitan setting that supports
excellence and innovation in education, research, and service to enhance the lives
and health of individuals, families, and communities in the Mid-South.
Program objectives are:
- Prepare future leaders in the field of public health by providing the highest quality
education and practice opportunities in theories, approaches, methods, and other substantive
issues pertinent to public health.
- Create and nurture an environment conducive to interdisciplinary public health initiatives,
with special emphasis on vulnerable populations who suffer disproportionately from
illness and disability.
- Pursue innovative and rigorous research on critical public health issues to prevent
disease and injury, promote well-being, and foster overall physical and mental health.
- Stimulate collaboration with the community to develop effective partnerships in combating
the health challenges in our communities, city, state, and region.
- Inform public policy, disseminate health information, and increase awareness of public
health concerns through disease surveillance, needs assessments, and program evaluation.
Student also have the opportunity to get involved in the Public Health Student Association
on campus. This is a great way to meet other students as well as reach out to the
community during service projects.