Public health is a transdisciplinary field focused on the promotion of community and environmental health, and the prevention of disease and injury to assure optimal health outcomes with an emphasis on serving marginalized populations. The MPH is a professional degree that prepares students as practitioners who are responsive to contemporary challenges in public health at local, regional, national and global levels. MPH graduates are proficient in the best practices of design, planning, and implementation of health research, programs, and services.

The mission of the University of Puget Sound Master of Public Health (MPH) program is to prepare culturally responsive graduates who promote health equity and community wellness, and work to prevent injury and illness. The program fosters students to develop a passion for life-long education, research, and public health practice that is transdisciplinary, translational, and undergirded by active critical reflection. Graduates employ a diverse set of theoretical orientations in parallel with multiple sources of evidence to make sound professional judgments, resulting in science-based and creative solutions to the challenges of public health issues that impact diverse populations. The program will engage students in an experiential-based learning environment where they collaborate with academic and professional public health partners throughout the Pacific Northwest.