Master of Public Health, MPH
Mission and Core Values

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Our Vision

Our vision is the optimal physical, mental, and social well-being of the diverse populations of Virginia, the nation, and the world.

The Mission

Our mission is to provide exceptional public health educational experience through an inclusive academic community and high-quality undergraduate and graduate educational programs. We are committed to conducting innovative research that addresses domestic and global health problems to improve the health and well-being especially among marginalized communities.

MPH Core Values

  • Community —We believe that enabling participation and fostering collaboration among stakeholders helps create healthy communities.
  • Diversity — We promote a learning environment that allows students, faculty, and staff to realize their full potential by integrating individual strengths, developing talents and creativity, and maintaining mutual respect.
  • Innovation — We reward excellence and welcome creative achievement for advancing public health.
  • Justice — We believe individuals should have equitable access to resources and knowledge that support their right to achieve and freely participate in the improvement of individual and population health. 
  • Professionalism — We foster the development of public health professionals who will hold the highest ethical standards with competence, enthusiasm, respect, integrity, responsibility, accountability, and a commitment to life-long learning.
  • Science — We are committed to scientific rigor, critical analysis, and sound reasoning in public health research and practice. 
  • Sustainability — We are dedicated to environmental, social, and economic stewardship in public health research, practice, and workforce development.