Jackson State University, Mississippi’s urban university, is home to the School of Public Health, which houses the first and only Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program in the state. The School also offers bachelor’s (B.S.) and master’s (M.S.) degree programs in Communicative Disorders, a bachelor’s (B.S.) degree program in Healthcare Administration, and master of public health (MPH) degree program in five concentration areas: behavioral health education and promotion, biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, and health policy and management. The DrPH degree program is offered in three concentrations (behavioral health education and promotion, biostatistics, and health policy and management.)
An academically and culturally diverse faculty is committed to providing advanced quality education and a learning environment that supports interdisciplinary communication, development of professional public health concepts, values and the resolution of healthcare issues.
The School is located in the Jackson Medical Mall. The Mall also is 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.