About the School of Public Health


The Jackson State University, School of Public Health (SPH) 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 offers the first and only Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree program in Mississippi.


The Jackson State University, School of Public Health 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



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 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).