Public Health

Public Health is one of the most dynamic, expanding, interconnected professions in the world. Public health professionals work to address the underlying causes of health disparities such as social, environmental, and behavioral determinants of health. Public health professionals make a difference in the health of individuals and families in their local communities by focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. Public health is a rewarding career that offers opportunities for travel and working in communities and with governments around the world through science, education, program management, and leadership. There is a shortage of trained public health workers, which means that graduates find jobs that match their interest and educational experience upon graduation in a wide-range of job settings.



Our mission is robust health throughout Hawai'i, the Pacific region, and the world, achieved through broad institutional and community collaboration. 

Hawai‘i Pacific University Department of Public Health Bachelors of Science in Public Health and Master of Public Health degree programs are now accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The HPU Public Health Department final CEPH self-study document can be viewed here. Please contact Haley Lytle, Administrative Assistant, at for the offical report from the Council on Education for Public Health. 


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The Bachelors of Science in Public Health and Master of Public Health programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health