The University of Southern Mississippi’s Master of Public Health Program provides students with rigorous academic skills, practical experience, and multidisciplinary studies that will enable future practitioners to meet the public health challenges of the 21st Century. Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. This work is achieved by promoting healthy lifestyles, researching diseases, and detecting, preventing, and responding to infectious diseases. Public health professionals try to prevent problems from happening or recurring through implementing educational programs, recommending policies, administering services, and conducting research. Public health also works to limit health disparities. A large part of public health is promoting healthcare equity, quality, and accessibility. The Master of Public Health Program offers three MPH emphasis areas: Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Health Policy & Administration, and Health Promotion & Health Behavior. The class delivery for the Epidemiology & Biostatistics emphasis is a traditional in-class setting with the Health Policy & Administration and Health Promotion & Health Behavior emphasis areas delivered 100% online. The program provides a highly interactive learning environment in which ideas, professional experiences, and expertise in health care, management, and public health are readily exchanged. Faculty represent various segments of public health and bring a unique combination of real-world experience and academic standing to the classroom.