College of Health Sciences


Legislation to Create ‘Health Force,’ ‘Resilience Force,’ and Expand Public Health Response to COVID-19

A Public Health Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Collaboration with the MS Department of Health (MSDH)

People of color disproportionately reside in densely populated metropolitan areas and are vulnerable to increased exposure to the coronavirus; 2. Higher rates of serious chronic health conditions make the coronavirus potentially more dangerous for these groups; and 3. Barriers in the health care system may prevent people of color from obtaining necessary care, so it is essential that we put the most vulnerable people at the center of these efforts. Jackson State University’s (JSU) response under the direction of the College of Health Sciences in collaboration with all other JSU Colleges and deans will provide a synergic response to the COVID-19 epidemic.  Find out more.

COVID-19 Resources

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


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