Welcome to the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health! On behalf of students, faculty, and staff, I want to thank you for your interest in public health and our College.
Our mission in the College is to improve the health and promote the well-being of individuals, families, and communities in Arkansas through education, research, and service. While we are committed to improving the public health and well-being of all Arkansans, our teaching, research, and service reaches the entire world.
Established in 2000 by voter-initiated Act 1 of 2000 The Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act, the College of Public Health offers a wonderful opportunity for individuals to become leaders in the field of public health. The College is the state’s only accredited school of public health, and our Master of Health Administration program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation on Healthcare Management Education.
The College has a broad complement of programs providing opportunities to become leaders in public health educational, research and service. We offer master’s degrees in public health and health administration. The College offers six master’s degree programs in collaboration with several University of Arkansas System universities, private liberal arts colleges, and three historically Black colleges and universities.
The College offers doctoral programs in public health practice, epidemiology, health promotion and disease prevention, and health systems and services. We also provide opportunities for continuing public health education through our post-baccalaureate, graduate, and executive educational certificates.
In the College we emphasize community-based public health by working with communities and organizations in all phases of health promotion and disease prevention in partnerships with health care scientists in other disciplines, public health practitioners, government agencies, and community-based organizations. This diverse spectrum of collaboration allows us in the College to have an impact on the quality of life for families and communities in Arkansas.
Mark Williams, PhD
Dean, UAMS College of Public Health