College of Health Sciences ("A CEPH Accredited School of Public Health")

Welcome to the College of Health Sciences (A CEPH Accredited School of Public Health)

Welcome to the College of Health Sciences, the only “CEPH accredited School of Public Health” in the state of Mississippi.

The College of Health Sciences at Jackson State University is committed to providing advanced quality education. We provide a learning environment that supports interdisciplinary communication, development of professional public health concepts, values, and the resolution of healthcare issues. We prepare to be outstanding leaders and practitioners in professional careers in public health, healthcare administration, speech language pathology, communicative disorders, speech and hearing sciences, and social work.

The College of Health Sciences academic programs include four departments – Behavioral and Environmental Health, Communicative Disorders, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Policy and Management/Healthcare Administration — and a School of Social Work.  The College offers the Bachelor of Science (Communicative Disorders, Healthcare Administration, and Social Work); Master of Science in Communicative Disorders; Master of Public Health; Master of Social Work; Doctor of Public Health; and Ph.D. in Social Work.

Jackson State University College of Health Sciences offers the first and only Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree program in Mississippi.

School of Social Work

The School of Social Work provides educational opportunities for a diverse group of students to earn degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Students learn the knowledge, skills, values, and ethics of the profession of social work in a supportive academic environment. The School produces graduates who apply their knowledge and skills to improve the Urban quality of life in Mississippi, the nation, and the world. Through their work, graduates empower vulnerable individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Graduates are expected to demonstrate serious concern for economic, political, and social justice through practice, continuing education, and research.

Dr. Girmay Berhie, Dean of the College of Health Sciences

CDC Foundation Grant Award – COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies: Using Evidence-Based Public Health Practices in African American Communities

Recent News

November 24, 2020

Message from the Dean,

Dear Colleagues: I know that this past year has been challenging, and I am offering my heartfelt thanks for all the sacrifices that you have made to support and serve our students. May this Thanksgiving be a time for you to rest and reflect on all that we have achieved.

Thanksgiving offers us a special opportunity to count our blessings. Let us also remember and reach out with kind words and compassion to those around us who may not be as fortunate as we are.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued recommendations for holiday celebrations to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy.  Please continue to follow this sage advice by remaining steadfast e.g. wearing masks/face shields, social distancing, washing your hands and/or using hand sanitizers.

Let us charter our journey on the fine examples displayed by our JSU leaders – President Thomas Hudson and Provost Alisa Mosley  – and be prepared to play our part in turning our present challenges into wisdom.

In short, as we prepare for the spring 2021 semester, let us ponder on how we can create exemplary student learning experiences for our students.

Wishing you a joyful and blessed Thanksgiving!



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