Goals and Objectives

Goals and Objectives

Master of Public Health (MPH) in Urban Health Disparities

  • Educational Goal: To provide an exemplary education to public health graduate students from under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups, particularly those from underserved communities, for careers in underserved urban health settings.

    Objective 1.1Recruit and enroll qualified students from under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups whose career intentions include serving the health needs of underserved populations.
    Objective 1.2 Develop, implement and evaluate an exemplary competency-based public health curriculum.
    Objective 1.3Ensure graduates demonstrate excellence as public health practitioners.
    Objective 1.4 

    Identify and retain qualified and ethnically diverse MPH faculty and staff.


  • Research Goal: To promote the participation of MPH students and MPH faculty in urban health disparities research.

    Objective 2.1Train MPH students to use, conduct and evaluate urban-relevant health disparities research.
    Objective 2.2

    Promote ethical, compassionate public health research among students.

    Objective 2.3

    Facilitate the increase in the number of scholarly activities (peer-reviewed publications, research grants, professional reports, abstracts, poster presentations, guest lectures) of urban-relevant health disparities research conducted by MPH faculty each year.

    Objective 2.4

    Promote MPH students’ submissions of scholarly work for oral or posters presentations in open PH forums and/or PH conferences each year.


  • Service Goal: To promote the participation of MPH students and MPH faculty in community health services that address health disparities in urban underserved populations, and to support the development of a well-trained and professional public health workforce.

    Objective 3.1Support and facilitate MPH students to participate in community health settings that promote health to underserved populations.
    Objective 3.2Support and facilitate MPH faculty to participate in and collaborate with community health setting/services that promote health to underserved populations.
    Objective 3.3

    Plan and implement activities for the development of a well-trained and professional public health workforce.