Boston University School of Public Health

Public health. What it is, what it does, and how it works change daily. Ranked in the top ten schools of public health in the US, Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) is at the frontier of that evolution, propelling public health into one of the most consequential careers of our times. As BUSPH defines it, public health encompasses all crucial human challenges, including the obesity epidemic, gun violence, racism, poverty, infant mortality, LGBTQ rights, and human trafficking. If you want your efforts to advance the world, public health is an exhilarating opportunity to do just that.

94% of our graduates are employed or continuing education within 6 months of graduation.

A Revolutionary Approach to the Study and Practice of Public Health

At BUSPH, our departments, curriculum, degree and certificate programs—all reach generously and creatively across borders, boundaries, and disciplines in the quest for solutions.

Our Master of Public Health (MPH) degree gives you an integrated, problem-based foundation in the values, history, methods, and functions of public health with specializations in our 16 interdisciplinary certificates.

Our research-focused MS degrees (Applied Biostatistics; Population Health Research) and PhD degrees (Biostatistics; Environmental Health; Epidemiology; Health Services Research) produce graduates that are known for their comprehensive knowledge and excellent methodological skills—skills that will enable you to translate research findings into practical applications.

If you are an experienced public health professional seeking to build your leadership and management skills, our DrPH degree program prepares you to practice at the highest level.

And if you’re hoping to learn more about public health before getting involved in a degree program, we offer a graduate certificate in public health, as well as many virtual and non-credit opportunities.

At BUSPH, Public Health is an Action Verb

Academics are just one of three integrated components that shape the BUSPH experience—research, education, and practice. All three give you the opportunity to influence the course of public health. And at BUSPH, we believe that the best way to learn is to learn in action, so you’ll have rich opportunities to take what you’re investigating in classrooms and practicums out into the world to measure the true impact of theories and solutions.

Next Steps

If you’re not a sidelines kind of person. If you want your personal and professional actions to change the way the world works. If you believe that BUSPH might be a good fit for you, let’s get the conversation started. Reach out to our Admissions Office at asksph@bu.edu.

Learn more or request more information at bu.edu/sph.