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The program’s vision is to confront complex and changing public health challenges, promote public health locally, nationally, and globally, and create a health literate society.


The program’s mission is to prepare skilled and versatile graduates dedicated to improving public health through practice, research, education, and leadership.

The goals that describe strategies to accomplish the defined mission include:

Practice Goals

  1. Students and faculty participate in the dynamic practice of public health, whether in health care,
    government, non-profit, university, community service or other settings.
  2. Students enhance skills for life-long learning; graduates and faculty are versatile and
    adaptable to changing health issues and environments.

Research Goal

  1. Students collaborate and gain a strong foundation in population health sciences applicable to

Education Goals

  1. Faculty integrate interdisciplinary learning and practice throughout the curriculum.
  2. Students effectively communicate evidence-based public health information to diverse

Leadership Goal

  1. Students develop leadership, policy and advocacy skills needed to promote and protect
    public health in diverse communities.

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5 of the Fastest-Growing Public Health Careers

As the U.S. population ages, the healthcare industry is expected to have the fastest employment growth and add the most jobs between now and 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That’s good news for those exploring a rewarding career in public health. UVM offers an online Master of Public Health degree in partnership with Larner College of Medicine which can prepare students for a variety of the fastest growing careers in Public Health.

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