Health Science
Health Science
Department Information: 
4103 LSB
801-422-3082
mph@byu.edu

The mission of public health is to assure the health and well-being of populations. It is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health and efficiency through organized research and interventions. The purpose of the graduate program is to prepare students to be leaders in public health and health promotion.

Curricula in the MPH program prepares students to work with underserved and at-risk populations in various settings.

Health promotion professionals are trained in: epidemiology and biostatistics, community health analysis, health-related behavior and the behavior change process, educational processes, program planning, implementation and evaluation, environmental health, research, administration, health communication and social marketing, community mobilization, international health practice and policy advocacy.

One graduate degree is offered through the Department of Health Science: the Master of Public Health—MPH.

Fax: (801) 422-0004

Chair:  Carl L. Hanson
MPH Director:  Gordon Lindsay

Resources & Opportunity: 

The Department of Health Science is housed in the Life Sciences Building. Students have access to graduate study labs and computer labs that house approximately 45 computers equipped with a range of software including MS Office, Internet Explorer, SAS, SPSS, and other course-specific software.

The labs also have printers and televisions with VGA and audio connections.

Most key public health journals are available to MPH students at the Harold B. Lee Library, the third best university library in the nation. Students have access to a departmental research and technology lab for research or other projects. 

For a more detailed description of the graduate program requirements, send for a copy of the department’s MPH brochure.

Financial Assistance: 

Graduate teaching or research assistantship positions may be available for qualified students. Additional scholarships and awards are available on a competitive basis at the college and university levels.