Dr. Michael Forster, Ph.D., Dean
118 College Drive #10075
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
The mission of the College of Health is to create, apply and transmit expert knowledge, within and across the domains of its constituent disciplines, for the well-being and betterment of individuals, community, state, nation and world.
The vision of the College of Health is advancing health and well-being through excellence and innovation in teaching, research and service.
Graduate Degrees Offered: Degrees are offered in cooperation with the Hattiesburg campus.
Human Performance and Recreation
Students on the Coast have the ability to take courses in these graduate degree programs in cooperation with the Hattiesburg campus:
The Master of Social Work program prepares students for advanced generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations in a wide variety of human services settings. Social work professionals provide social services to more people in Mississippi and across the United States than any other professional group. Through the use of empirically based methods, graduates work to enhance the quality of life of their clients, with emphasis on vulnerable populations, by addressing issues of social justice, economics, and physical and mental well-being. Advanced generalist practitioners are employed as clinicians, administrators, supervisors, community organizers, policy analysts, advocates and planners.