About the Program

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The University of Kansas Master of Public Health program (KU-MPH) is a fully accredited, 42 credit hour graduate program with concentrations in Epidemiology, Social and Behavioral Health and Public Health Management. The program has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 1998 and is offered through the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita in Wichita. KU-MPH is also a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).

Program Mission and Values

The KU-MPH degree program is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers. Our mission statement is:

To improve public health in Kansas, the Heartland, and the nation through excellence in education, discovery, and community engagement.

Program Values:

  • Passion: We live our mission and vision to the fullest
  • Justice: We champion the rights of individuals and communities
  • Learning: We are lifelong learners and inspire that in our students
  • Beneficence: We seek out opportunities to do good to our students, our colleagues and our communities
  • Diversity: We believe diverse people, backgrounds, experiences and views enrich lives and health

The program is designed to meet the needs of full-time students, and to the extent possible, working professionals taking courses on a part-time basis. Skills gained from MPH studies can be used to:

  • Assess health characteristics and risk factors in populations
  • Plan, implement and evaluate an intervention to improve the health of a population
  • Incorporate preventive practices into the delivery of health care
  • Investigate an outbreak of disease or symptoms in a population
  • Conduct research, evaluate health outcomes
  • Use appropriate data to formulate public health policy

Location of KU-MPH Campuses

The University of Kansas (KU), Lawrence, Kansas, educates both undergraduate and graduate students and sponsors institutes, projects and services throughout the state of Kansas. The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), Kansas City, Kansas, includes a school of Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Graduate Studies. The KU-MPH program is a single graduate program offered through the departments of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at these two locations:

  • The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) in Kansas City, Kansas
  • The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita (KUSM-W) in Wichita, Kansas

Meet the MPH Operations Team

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Last modified: May 25, 2017
Program Information Session: Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 @ 3:30 PM
Accreditation & Affiliations

CEPH

The University of Kansas Master of Public Health Program (KU-MPH) is proud to announce that we have been reaccredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) until July 1, 2018.

Final Accreditation Report - June 2011
Final Self-Study Report - September 2010

ASPPH
Member, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) .

APTR

Member, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR)

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