The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Tennessee State University is an academic component of the Department of Public Heath, Health Administration and Health Sciences. The mission is to preserve and promote the health of local, state, regional, national and global populations through a focus on cultural competency and to address critical issues that affect the health of the public. The MPH program is the only one offered at a public institution in middle Tennessee and at a public Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in Tennessee. Through practice and applied research experiences, the MPH program has recognized expertise in understanding and addressing the unique public health needs of medically underserved populations including racial/ethnic minorities. Diversity is recognized as our strength, which is reflected by faculty, staff and students who represent every geographic region in the U.S. and several countries enriching the learning and practice experiences of students and the public health community.