Mission of MPH Program, MPH Program Goals and Aligned Measurable Objectives

Mission of MPH Program:   The mission of the Kansas State University Master of Public Health Program is to provide education, research and service across multiple disciplines of public health, impacting human, animal, and community health locally, regionally, and globally.

MPH Program Goals and aligned Measurable Objectives:

  • Education: Provide comprehensive education and professional development to all students in the substantive areas of public health including: epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavior sciences, health services administration, and environmental health sciences.  In addition, provide excellent training and education in specialized areas of public health, including food safety and biosecurity, infectious diseases and zoonoses, public health nutrition, and public health physical activity.
    • 100% of the MPH Program Student Learning Objectives will be addressed by core and elective courses.
    • At least 80% of graduates who seek employment will be employed in a relevant field within 12 months of graduation and those who seek further education will be admitted to programs of their choice.
    • At least 30% of MPH students will complete their degree requirements within 24 months of enrollment in the program.  This reflects the ratio of full to part-time students.
    • Students will be satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of core courses as measured on the graduate exit survey question 1.1.
    • Students will be satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of other courses as measured on the graduate exit survey question 1.2.
    • Students will be satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of field experience placement as measured on graduate exit survey question 6.1.
    • Students will be satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of the program to prepare them for the future, as measured on the graduate exit survey question 8.1.
  • Research:  Conduct and communicate collaborative research and scholarship in the public health sciences.
    • Each academic year, 75% of the primary MPH faculty will communicate public health related research to the public via scholarly presentations and/or publications.
    • Each academic year, 50% of public health-related research projects will demonstrate collaboration with community-based organizations.
  • Service: Influence and support public health practice, to enhance health within Kansas and beyond.
    • Faculty and/or students will actively support at least 15 community education and service projects each year.
    • Faculty will provide public health support or assistance to Kansans and beyond in at least 50 activities each year.