The Master of Public Health Program at Missouri State University offers a generalized degree in public health that is structured to be convenient for both the traditional student and the working professional. All courses are taught on a rotating schedule that includes seated, online and executive style modalities. One unique aspect of the program is its close affiliation with the Ozarks Public Health Institute (OPHI). The OPHI is a university-wide institute enabling it to utilize the entire spectrum of the university’s resources to address timely public health issues. MSU is located in Springfield, the state’s third largest city, and sits in the heart of the Ozarks, a region of great beauty that nevertheless displays a need for unique public health initiatives.