About the School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences at Jackson State University is dedicated to providing quality graduate instruction, scientific inquiry and public service. We:

  • guide students as they acquire knowledge and develop skills, competencies and attitudes essential for the public health professions
  • encourage and promote student and faculty research
  • provide an understanding and appreciation of ethnic and cultural diversity and the impact of diversity on personal and community health
  • promote lifelong learning and professional growth


Our Public Health Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). This accreditation applies to both the M.P.H. (Master of Public Health) and Dr.P.H. (Doctor of Public Health) degrees (October 4, 2008-December 31, 2013). Jackson State University’s Dr.P.H. Program is the only accredited Doctor of Public Health Program in Mississippi.

Graduate studies at Jackson State University prepare students to become competent practitioners, research scientists and educators in different areas of public health. The public health program assists in the reduction of health disparities in health and health care affecting minorities and other historically underserved populations.