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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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UVM Master of Public Health Alumna Sets Her Sights on Improving Water Quality

Rachel Danis’ interest in water quality started in college and exponentially flourished after graduation. While volunteering for a wetland conservation organization in Valencia, Spain, Danis realized how much she enjoyed collecting water samples and analyzing water quality data. When she returned home to Plattsburgh, New York, she eventually enrolled in the online UVM Master of Public Health Program to focus on environmental public health.

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