Community Health Sciences

Scope and Objectives

The Department of Community Health Sciences is concerned with health equity and well-being for all individuals and communities. To understand and foster optimal health among diverse communities, the mission of the department is to prepare students to be interdisciplinary global leaders who can effectively address persistent and emerging public health issues, conduct and disseminate innovative research on the social determinants of health, translate the findings for public health practice, and collaborate with communities in research and training.

The department offers schoolwide professional (MPH and DrPH) and academic (MS and PhD) degree programs. Graduates of the professional programs assume positions in the planning, administration, and evaluation of public health programs and policies in the U.S. and abroad. Graduates of the academic programs assume teaching, research, and managerial positions in universities, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, international health agencies, and research centers.