Public Health

Master of Public Health Mission, Goals, and Objectives

The mission of Hofstra University's Master of Public Health program is to educate engaged, committed, socially aware, culturally competent, ethical public health researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to meet society's needs to prevent and ameliorate public health problems locally, nationally and globally.

The program's goals, addressing instruction, research and service, are as follows:

Education Goal: To provide students with a rigorous public health education that enables them to attain knowledge, skills, abilities and values in the core disciplines of public health so that they can address the public health needs of communities.

Scholarship Goal: To involve students in high quality, interdisciplinary scholarly activities using qualitative and quantitative methods to foster critical reflection on the application of the public health paradigm, as well as skill acquisition and competency in key areas of public health practice and research.

Service Goal: To provide meaningful opportunities for students and faculty to collaborate with local, regional, state, national and international organizations on projects and activities that improves the health and well-being of diverse populations.