The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions

Program Mission

Mission of the Master of Public Health Program

The mission of the MPH program at the University of San Francisco is to develop a cadre of public health leaders and generalists who will advance public health, social justice, and well being in the City of San Francisco, the State of California, the United States, and the world, and to create an educational public health presence that promotes community engagement, professional collaborations, evidence-based practice, and public health advocacy.

The mission of the USF MPH program aligns well with the vision and mission of the overall University and the School of Nursing and Health Professions (SONHP). Most specifically, the USF MPH program was created and is administered with the perspective of educating leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world through socially responsible learning within a community of high quality scholarship and academic rigor and sustained by a faith that does justice.

Statement of Values that Guides Program

The University of San Francisco is an internationally recognized premier Jesuit Catholic, urban university with a global perspective that educates leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. The core values of the University (global focus, social justice, leadership, compassion and humanity, and the development of a moral, spiritual compass) along with those of the SONHP are threaded throughout the MPH curriculum and program outcomes. It is the expectation that all SONHP graduate programs utilize and operationalize the school values in a unique and appropriate fashion.

The MPH program, its policies, curriculum, and learning culture demonstrate adoption of these values in a very tangible fashion.

MPH Faculty in the Community

MPH Professor Dr. Barbara Sattler, in her work with the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, is part of a national initiative reforming chemical policies and practices that place human/ecological health at risk. Learn more about the chemical policy initiative in this video »