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School of Community Health and Policy

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.


Department of Nursing

The goal of the Nursing Department is to prepare graduates to serve as leaders and innovators in nursing who will be able to meet the challenges of a dynamic, changing, and emerging health care setting.

Nutritional Sciences Program

As a student of the Program you will be well trained in the science of nutrient metabolism; medical nutrition therapy for various diseases and conditions; food habits and customs of various populations, food preparation and safety; and health promotion and disease prevention.

Health Education Program

The goal of the Heath Education Program is to support the mission of the School in the development of professionals who will reduce health inequities, promote health and transform urban communities, through the training and development of professional health educators.

Public Health Program

An education in public health at Morgan State University will equip students to serve communities in an empowering and rewarding way.

Congratulations Nutritional Science Program

Nutrition Director Faculty Staff

Jocelyn Peterson, Maryam Ganjavi, Bottom Row

Chinasa Ekweariri, Civonnia Harris, Top Row

Nutritional Science Program Receives 7-year Accreditation Status

The Nutritional Science Program in the School of Community Health and Policy, under the leadership of Dr. Joycelyn Peterson, has achieved a significant academic milestone. This achievement comes from continued accreditation from the esteemed ACEND, the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. In its recent meeting, the ACEND Board, impressed by our program's self-study report and site visit, has granted us accreditation for a 7-year term, ending June 30, 2031.   


ACEND has recognized and appreciated our program's unwavering commitment to our students and the quality and continuous improvement of dietetics education. This was demonstrated during the accreditation process, confirming that our program is in full compliance with the 2022 ACEND Accreditation standards.


Improvement in Pass Rate Examination for Registered Dietitians

The Nutritional Science program received a 100 % Pass rate in 2023 for students taking the examination to become a registered dietitian.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Morgan State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The master's degree program in nursing at Morgan State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Accreditation Council for Education in
Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
312-899-0040 x5400 (Phone)
312-899-4817 (Fax)


School of Community Health & Policy

Dr. Kim Dobson Sydnor, Dean
4530 Portage Avenue Campus
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Suite 223  •  Baltimore, MD 21251

P: 443-885-3238  •  F: 443-885-8309

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