The purpose of the Student Handbook is to serve as a resource for students and others involved in the program. It provides information about the academic and administrative mechanisms specific to the Master of Public Health major at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. As new policies and procedures evolve, or as revisions are made, appropriate updates to this manual will be provided. All students are responsible for reading and understanding the contents of this handbook.
Note: The Student Handbook is in Adobe Acrobat format.
The MPH Student Organization at the University of Kansas School of Medicine strives to broaden perspectives of MPH students through community service, involvement with the public health community, and the development of a dynamic network of current students, alumni and public health leaders.
The purpose of the MPHSO is:
The membership of the MPHSO shall include all students enrolled in the MPH program and/or those who are actively seeking dual degrees.
Meetings of the MPHSO shall be held once per month during the scholastic year. Meetings are scheduled to avoid established class times.
To view the current MPHSO bylaws, click here. (Adobe Acrobat .pdf)
President: George Pro
Vice President: Jeff Utter
Treasurer: Megan Delaney
Secretary: Joe Pacheco
President: Molly Brown
Vice President: Pamela O'Neal
Secretary: Pamela Behnk
Communication Director: Judith Brown
Activities Director: Chris Voegeli
To view the current MPHSO Organizational Structure, click here. (Adobe Acrobat .pdf)
The KU-MPH program encourages student participation in the governance of the program by inviting students to serve on the admissions, curriculum and research committees at both the Kansas City and Wichita campus. Descriptions of each committee’s function are as follows:
Responsible for admissions decisions for all degree-status students who have submitted a completed application to the program; responsible for standardized admissions criteria and materials. Meets 1-2 times annually.
Responsible for curriculum development including the review and recommendation to the Executive Committee of new courses or major revision of existing courses; dual degree programs, courses making up a specific emphasis area; responsible for development and application of capstone guidelines. Meets 2-3 times per semester.
Responsibilities include development and maintenance of a compendium of faculty research interests, and communication among faculty and students regarding opportunities for research collaboration. Meets 1-2 times annually.
Students serve one-year terms on the committees, and may serve up to two consecutive terms. Students may volunteer to serve on a committee by contacting the MPH Director at their site, or a faculty member may nominate them.
In addition, students are asked to serve on self-study committees when the program nears its re-accreditation site visit. Faculty will alert students when these committees are forming.