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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 Goal

  1. Ensure graduates are prepared for public health practice

Research Goals

  1. Cultivate a scholarly program environment through active faculty research, scientific inquiry and scholarly endeavors
  2. Encourage student scientific inquiry
  3. Students gain a strong foundation in quantitative health sciences applicable to research and evidence-based health practices

Education Goals

  1. Increase access to public health education through quality online learning
  2. Develop a learning environment that promotes diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence
  3. Promote life-long learning


  1. Foundation of diversity, equity and inclusion
  2. Innovation in education
  3. Grounding in evidence-based public health
  4. Interdisciplinary learning and practice
  5. A culture of lifelong learning

CEPH Masters accreditationThe UVM Master of Public Health Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The University of Vermont is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Click here for more detailed information.

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Biden’s COVID-19 Response Plan: UVM’s Dr. Jan Carney Weighs In.

Rebuild trust, increase testing, launch an effective vaccine roll-out strategy, focus on health equity, and reinforce the dependency on science, those are just a few of the cornerstones of President Joe Biden’s 200-page National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness. The public health community, including the University of Vermont’s Jan Carney, MD, MPH is breathing a sigh of relief that President Biden and Vice President Harris have pledged to “listen to science” as the United States continues to battle the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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