Program Goals and Objectives
Master of Public Health
The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree educates community health professionals to promote the health of individuals, families, communities, and the environment. This is accomplished through a program that integrates education, research, and practice in a global environment. The goals of the MPH in Community Health program are to:
- Educate community health professionals and develop the skills needed to promote health within communities.
- Provide an academic environment that integrates community public health education with research and practice.
- Translate knowledge into practice through collaborative service projects both domestically and internationally. This can be accomplished through internships with community-based organizations and local health departments.
- Employ scientific investigation to advance public health knowledge of the relationship between health and the structural environment within which individuals live and work.
Master of Arts in Counseling
The Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) educates and socializes students to become practitioners skilled in the art of behavior assessment and change. This is accomplished through a program that integrates theory and practice (both within and outside of the classroom) from the beginning of the program. The program is structured to develop professional-level competence in:
- Applying an evidence-based model of counseling
- Integrating multicultural practice in counseling
- Developing professional skills to pursue specific careers in counseling
- Incorporating self-care into their counseling careers
Dual Degree Goals and Objectives
Arcadia students will:
- Learn about public health and counseling principles from a global perspective.
- Integrate their public health education with their clinical counseling training through community projects/internships that enhance their clinical and community-based skills within the United States and/or internationally.
- Enhance understanding of the scope of public health issues surrounding individual patients and their relationships with their families and their larger communities.
- Combine the advocacy agendas proposed by both the public health and counseling fields to most effectively address individual and group problems.