School of Public Health


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.

SPH Values

Our values drive what we do and how we do it. We are deeply committed to igniting positive change in the world. We seek to create a respectful, collaborative, diverse, and inclusive community within SPH, and to promote justice, human rights, and equity within and across our local and global communities. We are bold in our pursuit of knowledge that matters, creative in our pursuit of solutions, and innovative in our education. In all we do, it is our engagement with people, communities, and institutions in the world beyond our academic walls that leads to success.


Boston University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

About This Bulletin

This website is intended to be a description of the policies, academic programs, degree requirements, and general course offerings in effect for the 2023–2024 academic year. Students matriculating in this academic year will be responsible for the curriculum requirements described within this Bulletin throughout their academic tenure at SPH.

Boston University and the School of Public Health reserve the right to change the policies, procedures, curricula, or any other matter in this Bulletin and to cancel programs and courses with appropriate notice. This Bulletin is not intended to be a contractual agreement nor a guarantee of courses or programs described herein.