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New Students and Fall 2015 Orientation

New Students

On Thursday, August 20 the MPH Student Orientation was held with 30 in attendance, 11 or which were new to the program.  Dr. Cates presented the orientation and answered questions.  For those unable to attend click on the link above to view the presentation.

Congratulations to New MPH Graduates - August 2015

Priscilla De Los Santos
Zaw Wai Htoo
John Lawrence
Chelsie Schlecter
Natalie Updyke

Search for New Director of MPH Program

Dr. Mike Cates has informed the university that he will step down as MPH Director at the end of this calendar year, and the Graduate School Dean has launched a search for his replacement.  The search committee is comprised of Drs. Kimathi Choma (College of Arts and Sciences), Craig Harms (Kinesiology), Bob Larson (Clinical Sciences), Annelise Nguyen (Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology), Ken Odde (Animal Science and Industry/Food Safety Emphasis), Richard Rosenkranz (Human Nutrition), and Carol Shanklin, Chair (Participating Deans).  MPH Director Position Announcement.

MPH Program - Summer 2015 Update

The MPH Program at Kansas State University continues to attract outstanding students, and our graduates are involved in multiple aspects of public health practice around the world.  With the six new graduates in May, there have been 131 individuals who received their MPH degree here.  With the six who earned their Graduate Certificate in Public Health in May, there has been a total of 28 certificates awarded by our program. 

In this academic year, we welcomed 40 new students to the program, and there are currently 94 future public health professionals progressing toward their degree and/or their graduate certificate.  See our MPH Program Update for more statistics and program information.  The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) determined that our program is now in full compliance with accreditation criteria, and you may view all details about our program's accreditation process on our CEPH Accreditation webpage.   

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Kansas State University is proud to offer a unique blend of public health education opportunities for our state and beyond. This website provides you up-to-date, comprehensive information about the Master of Public Health Program, whether you are a prospective student, current student, faculty member, alumnus, or friend and advocate of public health education.

Please look at our program, with its four areas of emphasis, and let us know of any assistance we can give.

We are proud to now be accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Mike Cates, DVM, MPH
Program Director

MPH News Archives

Regents Program Review

CEPH Accreditation

CEPH Accreditation Seal

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