Master of Public Health (MPH)

ISU Health Professions Mission - Public Health

Master of Public Health

As of August 2014, the Master of Public Health degree is now a fully online program.

Idaho State University's Master of Public Health (MPH) program is unique to the state of Idaho. It is the only MPH program in Idaho that is accredited by the Council for Public Health (CEPH).

The goal of public health is to improve the health of populations through the planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion and disease-prevention programs. Public health professionals design intervention programs by using a combination of health education and related organizational, economic, legislative, and environmental support to enhance the probability of creating a healthier populace.

Focusing on community health emphasis courses include an acquisition of requisite public health knowledge and skills in the areas of epidemiology, biostatistics, health care ethics, health organization and policy, health program planning and evaluation, health marketing, health education promotion, research methodology and environmental health.

This program is designed to meet the needs of working individuals; classes are offered online with faculty stationed on both the Meridian and Pocatello campuses.



The mission of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at Idaho State University is to improve the health and well-being of human populations through the application of the essential services of public health by excellence in instruction, community service, research, and continuing professional education.

MPH Program Goals

Goal One - INSTRUCTION: To deliver an evidence-based academic program that prepares students for public health practice.

Goal Two - RESEARCH: To promote and support public health research and scholarly endeavor, and provide leadership in public health priorities.

Goal Three - COMMUNITY SERVICE: To support students and faculty in demonstrating public health leadership and contributing to public health at the local, state, and national level.

Goal Four—CONTINUING EDUCATION: To strengthen the existing public health workforce by providing advanced skills, knowledge, and professional learning opportunities throughout Idaho.


Why Choose ISU

MPH Program Accreditation

The MPH Program has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (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, or by mail to Mollie Mulvanity, Council on Education for Public Health, 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220, Silver Spring, MD 20910.


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209