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About the MPH Program

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 for all 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 & Health Equity: We champion the rights of individuals and communities, promoting inclusion to advance health equity for all
  • Learning: We are lifelong learners and inspire that in our students
  • Beneficence: We actively seek opportunities to do good for our students, colleagues, and communities
  • Diversity: We believe a variety of cultures, experiences, expertise, and viewpoints are fundamental to our learning community

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 department 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


School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Population Health
Mail Stop 1008
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Fax: 913-588-2780