Master of Public Health Program
Mission, Goals, and Objectives
“The University of Montana Master of Public Health Program prepares professionals to improve the health of the people of Montana and other rural areas by providing interdisciplinary education that fosters critical thinking, research-based practice, and community collaboration. We aim to graduate practitioners who are competent to address the unique challenges resulting from the intersection of rural and global public health issues through approaches that examine the interaction of biological, environmental, historical, political, sociocultural, economic and behavioral factors and their relationship to public health policy, management and intervention.”
In fulfillment of its mission, the goals of the MPH program are:
· To educate and prepare professionals for public health practice.
· To serve the State of Montana needs for public health and public health policy through University – Community collaboration.
· To conduct research in order to
o meet state and international needs for information and expertise
o provide opportunities for student learning
o advance knowledge and practice in the field of public health
o sustain faculty vitality
1. Graduate 25 or more professionals with the MPH degree within 3 years
2. Select an effective program chair
3. Offer all core courses and the capstone seminar at least once within the first 2 years
4. Secure positive program assessments from enrolled students and their employers.
5. Obtain accreditation by CEPH in the fourth operational year.