To provide an excellent, competency-based, interdisciplinary education that prepares public health leaders who preserve and promote health in our global community


Excellence: Demonstrate outstanding performance in all teaching & learning, research, and service activities.

Integrity:  Demonstrate the highest degree of moral and ethical behavior.

Diversity: Value the unique and various backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs of our faculty, staff, students, and communities we serve.

Social Justice: A commitment to improving health and reducing health disparities.

Community: A commitment to community partnerships that promote student learning, professional growth, and enhanced public health practice.


To improve health for all through our commitment to innovative education, scholarship, service, and advancement of public health


Educational Goal

Use innovative and rigorous teaching and learning strategies to prepare a diverse student body with the competencies necessary to be leaders in public health

Service Goal

Serve communities locally and globally through workforce development activities, community engagement, service, and leadership.

Research Goal

Advance public health knowledge through innovative, interdisciplinary research.

Administrative Goal

Operate and enhance a CEPH-accredited MPH program that supports faculty, staff, and student excellence and upholds the mission of Des Moines University.

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