Jada Boyd
Jada Boyd, Student DPT

Duke Univ- Class of 2021

COVID - 19


The School of Community Health and Policy (SCHP) is operating remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  You can still contact us through the main number 443-885-3238 between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm or send an email to schp@morgan.edu.  All emails sent to this address will be answered within 48 hours. 

Please visit the SCHP COVID-19: Beyond the News page.


To our current faculty and students –

We want to make sure that you stay connected and informed regarding changes related to COVID-19.


For general information and resources:  https://www.morgan.edu/coronavirus

Current students and faculty, please refer to links below



The vision of the School of Community Health and Policy is to be an integral part of the community, working to achieve optimal health.



The Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy's mission is to develop a corps of health professionals committed to transforming urban communities by promoting health and reducing health inequities.

Guiding Principles and Values SCHP ACCESS

Academic Excellence
Community Engagement
Experiential learning
Social Justice/Health Equity

Within a framework of the social determinants of health
Health is more than the absence of disease; it includes the contexts in which we live, work, and recreate.

The Morgan State University Public Health Program was launched in 1999 to produce a new generation of public health professionals. This program was the first to offer the DrPH degree at an HBCU. The Public Health Program was approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and focuses on issues that plague urban communities - including drug abuse, violence, HIV/AIDS, obesity, men's health, and infant mortality. The MSU Public Health Program awarded its first four doctoral degrees in 2003.

In 2005, the School of Community Health and Policy (SCHP) was created to expand the University's health mission and program offerings to better respond to the need for a well prepared, diverse, culturally responsive health professions workforce. Salient characteristics of the school are its focus on urban communities, elimination of health disparities, and its use of a practice-based service-learning framework.

The School of Community Health and Policy offers a range of unique graduate and undergraduate academic opportunities in Public Health, Nutrition, and Nursing. The school consists of the Public Health Program (graduate - MPH, DrPH), the Nursing Program (undergraduate and graduate - BS, MS), and the Nutritional Science Program (undergraduate - BS).

The School is committed to providing students from diverse backgrounds with a rigorous education in the health sciences, incorporating community-based learning as an integral component of the educational experience. The School of Community Health and Policy equips its graduates to assume professional positions that address health disparities confronting populations in urban areas in Maryland and across the nation.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Morgan State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).  

The master's degree program in nursing at Morgan State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).


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