Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals

MPH Vision

Advancing Public Health Practice across the globe by providing a quality, online curriculum to advance public health and the well-being of global and local communities.

MPH Mission

The MSU MPH program is committed to increasing the capacity of the public health workforce by providing practice-infused, online instruction that integrates current public health issues. We emphasize public health practice, leadership, and community partnership.

MPH Values

  • Innovation and academic excellence: A commitment to continual improvement through ongoing, critical evaluation of our program, regular assessment of student needs, and the development of a responsive and quality online curriculum.
  • Leadership development: A responsibility to develop public health leaders who will enact change and promote health and well-being by providing training in versatile leadership skills.
  • Health equity and diversity: A dedication to respect human differences and advance health equity by valuing all people equally and explicating the underlying social determinants of health.
  • Community partnership: A promise to partner with communities to identify relevant health issues and create public health practitioners armed with skills for improving community health.
  • Global impact: A commitment to provide our students the opportunity to translate and disseminate public health skills and knowledge into evidence-based practice, policy making, and advocacy locally and globally.

MPH Goals


  • Provide a quality online curriculum grounded in practice-based experiences that integrates current public health research and evidence-based practice. 
  • Recruit and retain a diverse student body qualified to serve Greater Flint, Michigan, and communities throughout the nation and across the globe. 


  • Enhance the public health knowledge base through nationally recognized scholarship and research. 


  • Expand community and professional service opportunities for MPH students and faculty impacting the university, Greater Flint, other Michigan communities, national and community organizations across the globe. 

Public Health Practice 

  • Advance public health practice in Greater Flint and other Michigan communities in collaboration with institutions, organizations, and communities. 

Professional Network 

  • Solidify the reach of the MPH program by maintaining a professional network. 


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130 East 2nd Street
Suite 202
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 600-5601
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