About the School of Public Health Initiative


The Jackson State University, School of Public Health (SPH) Initiative was approved by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning in April 2015.  This is the first and only such School developed in the State of Mississippi and at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU).  JSU, School of Public Health Initiative offers the first and only Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree program in Mississippi.


The Jackson State Universiy, School of Public Health Initiative is dedicated to providing quality undergraduate and graduate instruction, scientific inquiry and 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).