The University of Kansas Master of Public Health Program (KU-MPH) is a 42-credit hour degree program that is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). New concentrations in Epidemiology and Social and Behavioral Health were offered beginning in fall 2010. Additional concentrations are currently under development.
Joint and Dual Degree Programs include:
MD / MPH
MPH / MS in Public Health Nursing
MPH / PhD Applied Behavioral Science
The mission of the KU-MPH program is to provide teaching, research, and service activities that prepare public health practitioners, health care providers, and researchers to develop and apply population-based and individual approaches to maintaining and improving the public’s health in the Heartland and the nation.
All KU-MPH students complete core and required courses in epidemiology, data management, public health administration, social and behavioral health, environmental health, and biostatistics. A capstone practicum and project are the culminating experience of the program. Students may complete the program in Kansas City or Wichita, and some courses are available via an online format.
Since its inception, the KU-MPH program has graduated over 300 students, more than three-quarters of whom have remained in Kansas and joined the state’s public health workforce. The KU-MPH program, through rigorous training in community-based approaches to public health, prepares students to lead local departments of health, work in community organizations, become public health medical practitioners, and pursue more advanced training in public health.
The faculty’s commitment to the health of underserved populations is made evident not only through their teaching, but also in their work with state and local health departments, community organizations, minority-serving educational institutions, and a 30.5 million dollar research budget funded by federal, state, and non-profit agencies. The KU-MPH faculty serves veterans, adults and children in the American Indian/Alaska Native, Latino, and Black communities, as well as the everyday needs of urban and rural Kansans.
Applications are due each year on March 1st for a fall admission. See the KU-MPH website for more information.