Department of Public Health
Explore the Master of Public Health Program
Promote, preserve, and restore health. That is the mission of our accredited two-year Master of Public Health (MPH) program. This is accomplished by educating graduate students to be effective leaders and practitioners at the local, national, and international levels. Our program future healthcare practitioners with the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to effectively conduct public health assessments, program planning, implementation and evaluation, and applied research to address the needs of our communities.
A unique aspect of the Master of Public Health Program is that it addresses the health needs of the ethnically and socio-economically diverse communities living in the San Joaquin Valley of California. By improving the health of communities, we are committed to the pursuit of knowledge, professionalism, advocacy, diversity, and scholarship. The vision of the Master of Public Health program is to create healthy communities through sustainable public health strategies that address diversity, health equity and radical disparities.
The program also emphasizes community service with the underserved counties and state agencies, as well as develops professional opportunities for Master of Public Health program students and graduates.
We are Public Health professionals dedicated to improving the health of communities. In achieving this goal, we are committed to the pursuit of:
Community: To enable communities to address their unique Public Health problems, lower barriers to action, and act as a resource for progress.
Knowledge: To engage in the pursuit, development and dissemination of knowledge that will lead to the improvement of the public's health.
Professionalism: To perform the duties and responsibilities of Public Health professionals with integrity and collegiality in learning, teaching and public service.
Professional Ethics: Adhering to the duties and responsibilities in the established codes of conduct for the fields of Public Health (The Moral Clause).
Advocacy: To ensure equitable access to quality public health, health resources and public policies.
Diversity: To recognize and respect the cultural and other contributions of all members of the community in the access to public health resources.
Scholarship: To teach students methods to understanding the scope of current public health knowledge and by contributing to future public health knowledge through research.
Dr. Miguel A. Perez
MPH Coordinator and Professor
McLane Hall 292
The Master of Public Health program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
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