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 AND 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 specific Program Student Learning Objectives, as required by the Provost, will be addressed by core and elective courses.
- Each of the four major areas of emphasis will maintain a minimum of 3 core MPH faculty.
- All students, enrolled during and after Academic Year 2008, will complete 42 hours, to include practice experience and culminating experience for the MPH degree.
- At least 80% of graduates who seek employment will be employed in a relevant field within 12 months of graduation.
- At least 80% of MPH specific students will complete their degree requirements within 24 months of enrollment in the program.
- At least 80% of concurrent degree students (e.g., DVM/MPH) will complete the degree requirements within 5 years of enrollment.
- All MPH Core courses will be offered on-line by end of academic year 2011.
- Research: Conduct and communicate collaborative research and scholarship in the public health sciences.
- Each academic year, 100% of core MPH faculty will communicate public health related research to the public via scholarly presentations and/or publications.
- At least 50% of public health-related research projects will demonstrate collaboration with government, community, organizational, or private groups.
- Service: Influence and support public health practice, to enhance health within Kansas and beyond.
- Faculty and/or students from each area of emphasis will actively support community education and service projects.
- Faculty from each area of emphasis will provide public health support or assistance to Kansans and beyond.