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Welcome to the College of Health Sciences - "A CEPH Accredited School of Public Health"

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.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science
Communicative Disorders
Healthcare Administration

Bachelor of Social Work
Social Work

Master's Programs

Master of Science
Communicative Disorders

Master of Public Health
Master of Social Work


Hello, my name is Dr. Girmay Berhie, dean of the College of Health Sciences, which houses A CEPH – Accredited School of Public Health – the only one in Mississippi. Also, we have Communicative Disorders and a School of Social Work.Our college produces experts skilled in those areas along with Behavioral and Environmental Health; Health Policy and Management; Health Care Administration; and Epidemiology and Biostatistics.We welcome you to our web page and I hope that you’ll enroll at JSU and pursue a career in Health Sciences.

Girmay BerhieDean of the College of Health Sciences

Our COVID-19 Mitigation

Every day a life is lost to COVID-19, but it doesn’t have to happen. JSU’s College of Health Sciences and its School of Public Health, along with the CDC, are working together to remind Mississippi that the virus isn’t over yet. Handwashing, face masks and social distancing are still the best defenses. These small actions make a big difference. Together we can slow the spread of COVID-19

The JSU Difference

JSU is an environment that inspires you to grow, learn, and reach beyond the ordinary. This is a “home away from home” where every student can find their place – academically, socially, and culturally.

One of the nation’s top historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), JSU provides a culture of self-discovery and shared experience where its students are able to develop strong sense of self in a challenging yet nurturing environment that empowers them for personal and professional success.