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SPH at a Glance

SPH Mission

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


School Ranking

U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools#10



Full-time: more than150
Part-time and adjunct: more than200


Research Funding

Research awards:$47 millionin 2015
Current grant portfolio:$180 millionin 2015



Areas of concentration8


  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental health
  • Epidemiology
  • Global health


  • Health law, bioethics & human rights
  • Health policy & management
  • Maternal & child health
  • Social & behavioral sciences

Degrees offered25

Degree programs

  • Biostatistics MPH, MA, PhD
  • Environmental Health  MPH, PhD, MS
  • Epidemiology MPH, MS, PhD
  • Global Health MPH
  • Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights MPH
  • Health Policy & Management MPH, MS, PhD
  • Maternal & Child Health MPH
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences MPH
  • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

Dual degree programs

  • Law & Public Health JD/MPH
  • Health Care Management and Public Health MBA/MPH
  • Global Health Management and Public Health MBA/MPH
  • Medicine and Public Health MD/MPH
  • Medical Sciences and Public Health MS/MPH
  • Social Work and Public Health MSW/MPH
  • Health & Rehabilitation Sciences and Public Health BS/MPH
  • Arts & Sciences and Public Health BA/MPH


Students (2015)

Degree candidates1,078




Median Age26

Countries of origin43

Financial Assistance (2015)

Students receiving aid93%
Total scholarships awarded is over:$6.7 million


Graduate Employment

Graduates employed within 6 months after graduation:Over 90%