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


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



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


Demonstrate the highest degree of moral and ethical behavior.


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.


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


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 M.P.H. program that supports faculty, staff, and student excellence and upholds the mission of Des Moines University.

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