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Mission & Goals

The mission of the UW Master of Public Health in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice program is to prepare students to become problem solvers, advocates and leaders in community health.

Combining an active style of learning, rigorous academic preparation, and a commitment to social justice and community engagement, this two-year, full-time program equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to effectively address public health challenges.

Our faculty and students have also made a commitment to work towards becoming an anti-racist educational program.

Learning Objectives

The COPHP program goals are based on a common set of core MPH competencies for all UW students seeking a master’s in public health. Each case study that our students analyze has learning objectives that contribute to  overall learning goals.

After successfully completing the COPHP program, you will be able to:

  • Assess community assets and needs
  • Find, evaluate and synthesize information from multiple sources
  • Facilitate meetings to ensure group objectives are met
  • Engage and mobilize communities around public health challenges
  • Work productively in teams
  • Challenge the causes and effects of poverty and racism in our communities
  • Evaluate health programs and policies
  • Intervene to improve community health and well-being
  • Develop, implement and manage public health programs
  • Communicate effectively with communities and professional audiences
  • Identify and address social structures and policies that create and perpetuate health disparities