Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals


Eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity for diverse populations in local and global communities while attaining the highest level of health for all individuals and groups – especially our most vulnerable and at-risk.


The MSU Master of Public Health program aims to advance the public’s health through practice-infused instruction, research, and community partnerships that promote the attainment of health equity for all individuals, groups, and communities.


  • 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, scholarship, and service.
  • Health equity and diversity: a dedication to respect human differences and advance health equity by treating all people equitably and addressing the underlying social determinants of health.
  • Community partnership: a promise to partner with communities and develop collaborative community-based solutions to advance health equity.
  • Leadership development: A responsibility to develop a diverse public health workforce by equipping them with essential leadership skills to improve health in all communities.
  • Global impact: a commitment to integrate public health skills and knowledge into evidence-based practice, policymaking, and advocacy both locally and globally.



  • To cultivate a talented and diverse community of faculty members, students, and network of alumni.
  • To foster a learning and working environment that is inclusive and encourages the free and respectful expression of ideas, opinions, and beliefs.
  • To deliver a high-quality curriculum that is practice-infused and addresses issues related to health disparities and health equity.


  • To generate scholarship that informs public health programs, policies, and practices that strive to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity.

Community Engagement

  • To support health equity through activities that engage communities, including workforce development and research collaboration.