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MPH Mission

We aim to build a high quality and diverse public health workforce through excellence and inclusivity in interprofessional education, professional development, research and community engagement.


Public health professionals optimizing population health and advancing social justice.


Faculty and students affiliated with the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health demonstrate a commitment to social and environmental justice, health equity and ethical practices and improving health, especially for those most impacted by unfair policy and practice. We value:

  • Evidence-based learning
  • Teaching and learning through shared and interactive experiences
  • Service through contributions to university, community and professional settings
  • Discovery through interprofessional research
  • Diversity through inclusiveness and respect for individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds, interests, cultures, and practices, grounded in human rights
  • A healthy and supportive environment that cultivates professional development of its faculty, staff and students


Promoting and embracing diversity is central to the mission of the Master of Public Health Program, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. UW–Madison has made promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion a top priority of institutional life. The MPH Program is committed to a strategy of inclusive excellence by recruiting and sustaining a diverse student body, faculty and staff and providing training that is dedicated to producing public health practitioners who understand the needs of diverse individuals, families and populations.


The UW–Madison Master of Public Health program has been accredited by the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH), since 2009. The MPH program’s most recent accreditation site visit occurred in October 2021.

Learn more about CEPH accreditation