Jackson State University
Jackson State University, Mississippi’s urban university, is home to the School of Health Sciences, which houses the first and only Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program in the state. The program offers three public health concentration areas: epidemiology, behavioral health education and promotion, and health policy and management. An academically and culturally diverse faculty is committed to guiding students as they matriculate through the public health program.
The exclusively evening program is located in the Jackson Medical Mall, which is also the location of many public health and healthcare agencies, such as the Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center, the University of Mississippi Cancer Institute, the Hinds County Health Center, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Literacy Resource Center, and the Mississippi State Department of Health.