Learning Outcomes: Public Health, MPH

Learning Outcomes for the Master of Public Health


  1. Content Knowledge: Students will demonstrate an advanced understanding of current and historically significant theories, models, themes, and ideas related to health promotion, the prevention of chronic illnesses, and the reduction of health disparities.
  2. Critical Thinking and Discovery: Students will demonstrate ethical practices while applying advanced quantitative and/or qualitative methods in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data which could then be disseminated through publications and/or oral presentations.
  3. Awareness and Understanding: Students will understand and appreciate the diverse environmental, biological, psychological, socioeconomic, sociocultural, philosophical, and historical factors that influence health promotion, chronic illness prevention, and the reduction of health disparities.
  4. Programming and Assessment: Students will apply best practices in developing, implementing, assessing, and evaluating programs and interventions related to health promotion, chronic illness prevention, and the reduction of health disparities within culturally diverse populations.
  5. Leadership and Engagement: Students will demonstrate leadership and effective communication skills, while promoting effective public health practices as they develop and sustain productive relationships and work for the common good at local, national, and global levels.