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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 and Public Health Practice. The program has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 1998 and is offered through the Departments of Population 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, Vision and Values

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

Vision: Healthy Communities

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:

  • Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice
  • Compare the organization, structure and function of health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings
  • Design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention
  • Advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations
  • Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges
  • Select communication strategies for different audiences and sectors

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 Population 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: Oct 16, 2019
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, 2025. CEPH, the independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools and programs of public health, acted at its June 14-16, 2018 meeting to accredit the KU-MPH program for a seven-year term.

Final Accreditation Report - June 2018
Final Self-Study Report - September 2017

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


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