SPH at a Glance

Here are some fast facts about Boston University School of Public Health.

School Ranking

U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools#11

 

Faculty

Full-time: more than150
Part-time and adjunct: more than250

 

 

Research Funding

Boston University rank:4thlargest research university in the US

SPH rank:3rdhighest-funded school at BU

Research expenditures:$43.3 millionin fiscal year 2012

Funding sources:NIH, CDC, DoD, VA, AID, EPA, DPHand private foundations

Academics

Areas of concentration8

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

Degrees offered25Degree 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 (2012/13)

Degree candidates1,048
Full-time60%

 

Part-time40%
Male19%

 

Female81%
Median Age26

 

Countries of origin24

Financial Assistance (2012/13)

Students receiving aid93%
Total aid awarded is over:$4 million

Graduate Employment

Graduates employed within 6 months after graduation:Over 90%

History and Mission

Founded 1976

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

Strategic Plan

SPH will focus on four vital public health challenges as part of its five-year 2010 Strategic Plan:

  • ensuring affordable, quality health care;
  • creating a clean environment;
  • eliminating health disparities; and
  • promoting health globally

Equal Opportunity

Boston University School of Public Health does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, military service, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status.