Master of Public Health
Idaho State University's Master of Public Health (MPH) program is unique to the state of Idaho as the only MPH program in Idaho that is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
The goal of public health is to improve the health of populations through the planning, implementing, and evaluating public health programs that promote health, and prevent disease and injury. Public health professionals utilize a combination of social, environmental, legislative, and economic support to improve health programs designed to create a healthier populace.
Our courses have a community health emphasis and include an acquisition of requisite public health knowledge and skills in the areas of epidemiology, biostatistics, public health ethics, health organization and policy, health program planning and evaluation, community health promotion, research methodology and environmental health.
This program is designed to meet the needs of working individual as well as those in rural areas; classes are offered online with faculty stationed on both the Meridian and Pocatello campuses.
Why Choose ISU
- The only CEPH accredited MPH program in Idaho
- The Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals are integrated into the curriculum
- Online course format is accessible for working individuals and those from rural areas
- Flexible opportunities for US and international internships
- Internships provide hands-on learning experiences for students in a public health setting
- Faculty are actively engaged in research and professional and community service
- Research opportunities are available for students to assist with existing projects or to develop their own through the thesis project
MPH Program Accreditation
The MPH Program has been accredited by the CEPH since 2002. We are currently undergoing a periodic re-accreditation by CEPH with a site visit scheduled for October 29 and 30, 2015. CEPH is accepting written comments from third parties until 30 days before the scheduled site visit. Third party comments should be submitted in writing by September 29, 2015. Comments can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to Mollie Mulvanity, Council on Education for Public Health, 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220, Silver Spring, MD 20910.