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College of Graduate Health Studies: Public Health

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From the Program Chair


Welcome to the ATSU College of Graduate Health Studies MPH Program. 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 program includes practical application of content, training, and assessment 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 in and expertise educating adult learners online.  Our faculty create a supportive and collaborative environment for our diverse student body.  The flexible online MPH program allows 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 Smith, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH
Professor and Chair, Public Health

Public Health Team

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


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

Mission, Vision, Values


The MPH program’s mission is “to prepare public health professionals for leadership to advance public health, promote individual and community health and well-being, and decrease health disparities locally, nationally, and globally.”


The MPH program has adopted the vision statement of the College of Graduate Health Studies, adapting it to the program:

The MPH program will be the preeminent online program for leaders in the public health profession. We will provide a contemporary and flexible curriculum that empowers our students to translate knowledge to meet the growing needs of domestic and global health and wellness.


The MPH program has adopted the new values of the College of Graduate Health Studies:

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 a continual and aggressive push to develop new and efficient mechanisms for learning, teaching, and technological delivery.

Student Service/Accomplishments

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