BUSPH was established in 1976 and was a constituent school of the School of Medicine until 2000, when it became independent. The School has grown dramatically over the past ten years. It has evolved from a locally recognized educational institution into an internationally recognized academic institution with strong programs in education, research, and service. This year alone, the School of Public Health moved up from 13th to 11th in rankings by the US News & World Report—excellent validation for any public health school, and further proof that SPH is going places.
Boston University School of Public Health’s mission is to improve the health of local, national, and international populations, particularly the disadvantaged, underserved, and vulnerable, through excellence and innovation in education, research, and service.
Tuition costs, albeit high, do not cover the full cost of educating SPH students. Flexible funds are needed to supplement tuition dollars and will be directed to the areas of greatest need. The SPH Fund, administered by the dean, serves this purpose.
Programs and activities supported by the SPH Fund
The SPH Fund meets the needs of the School by providing funds for:
- Student financial aid to attract the best students.
- Faculty recruitment and development: the high cost of living in the Boston area makes attracting and keeping the best faculty a challenge.
- Program and course development allowing the School to stay on the cutting edge of relevant, interdisciplinary approaches.
Students are BUSPH’s primary focus. By supporting the SPH Fund, you are assuring them the best possible education to become effective public health professionals, dedicated to the local and global communities they serve.