Director’s Welcome

From the Director, Richard D. Mattes, MPH, PhD, RD

Welcome to the Public Health Graduate Program at Purdue University, where our mission is to create and translate knowledge to promote the public’s health. We offer a combined master’s degree track (BS + MPH), a stand-alone MPH (campus or online), and a dual-degree track (MS or PhD + MPH). All tracks emphasize training in core disciplines and provide a comprehensive education of public health practice and policy. Our twofold approach facilitates the translation of basic science to application and positions our graduates to be successful leaders in the public health arena. 

To meet the diverse interests of our students, we partner with multiple academic units across campus to offer plans of study that match the professional goals of our students. I encourage you to browse our website to learn what we have to offer and to contact me if you have any questions about the program.

Richard D. Mattes, MPH, PhD, RD


Purdue University Public Health Graduate Program

Informing healthful practice and policy

Mission: To discover, disseminate, and apply knowledge to promote the public’s health at home and abroad.

Vision: To achieve equitable and sustainable local to global health. 

Values: Professional integrity; respect for diversity; multidisciplinary, collaborative training, research and practice; and excellence in research, teaching and engagement.

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