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Welcome to the School of Public Health Initiative

The School of Public Health Initiative at Jackson State University is committed to providing advanced quality education. Our School provides a learning environment that supports interdisciplinary communication, development of professional public health concepts, values and the resolution of healthcare issues. Our Programs prepare students to be outstanding leaders and practitioners in professional careers in public health, healthcare administration, speech language pathology, communicative disorders, and speech and hearing sciences.

The Public Health Program at Jackson State University is in the process of transitioning to a School of Public Health.  We anticipate application for becoming an accredited School of Public Health through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in the Fall of 2016.



Programs and Degrees

Public Health (M.P.H. & Dr.P.H.)

Healthcare Administration (B.S.)

Communicative Disorders (B.S. & M.S.)


Centers and Clinic

Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities

Jackson Heart Study Community Outreach Center

Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center

Central Mississippi Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic


School of Public Health Initiative Library



Jackson State University
Jackson State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Public Health
The Public Health Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) which accredits Public Health Programs and Schools of Public Health nationally.




Communicative Disorders
The Communicative Disorders Master of Science degree program has been awarded accreditation in speech-language pathology by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).