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:
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.
- 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.