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College of Graduate Health Studies: Public Health

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From the Department Chair



Welcome to the ATSU College of Graduate Health Studies MPH Department. As you progress through our multi-disciplinary, competency-based curriculum, you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to be a leader in public health.   Our competency-based MPH programs include practical application of content, training, and assessments that closely align to high professional standards fostering critical analysis.  Every MPH full-time faculty has a doctorate degree and is an expert in their respective field; each has extensive public health practice and expertise in educating adult learners online.  Our faculty create a supportive and collaborative environment for our diverse student body.  The flexible online MPH programs allow you to balance personal, professional, and academic responsibilities while working toward your degree.  ATSU has a 120-year history as an esteemed university. Come let our history shape your future!

Mary-Katherine McNatt, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH, COI
Professor and Chair, Public Health

Public Health Team

Mary-Katherine McNatt, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH, COI
Department Chair


Bethany Clatt, Academic Advisor
660.626.2826 (fax)
Maud Mundava, MLS, MBA
CGHS Library Liaison

Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals


To prepare a diverse population of public health professionals for careers in public health. To inspire a commitment to lifelong learning through excellence in education and evidence-based practices. To strengthen and diversify the public health workforce by providing opportunities to non-traditional students through innovative distance learning.


The department will be a leader in educating and empowering a diverse student population to promote health and reduce disparities in underrepresented communities locally and globally.


Leadership: We value leadership development for our students, faculty, and staff and encourage participation in community and professional service.

Integrity: We value the highest ethical principles of fairness and honesty in all of our interactions.

Scholarship: We value critical thinking and the generation of ideas through innovation and analysis.

Diversity: We value differences among people and their personal and professional perspectives.

Interprofessional education: We value the combined contributions of our educational community and work to achieve an environment of teamwork and collaboration.

Innovation: We value the development of progressive and efficient mechanisms for learning, teaching, and technological delivery.


Goal 1: Recruit and retain diverse, qualified students and prepare them for a career in public health.

Goal 2: Enhance the student educational experience through pedagogy that is best practice in online education.

Goal 3: Sustain qualified faculty and staff committed to lifelong learning.

Goal 4: Create public health opportunities for research and service.

Goal 5: Prepare graduates that have confidence in their knowledge of, and the ability to apply public health competencies attained through the MPH curriculum.

Student Service/Accomplishments

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