Public Health | Master of Science

The College for Public Health and Social Justice was established in July 2013 and houses five academic departments and the School of Social Work. Preceded by the School of Public Health established in 1991, it was created as an essential component of the University's commitment to population-based education that prepares students for careers in public health.

Public Health Academic Departments
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Application Deadline for Beginning Term The Application Package Apply Online
Fall: Aug. 15 (International: May 1) Transcript(s); Three (3) Letters of Recommendation; GRE, GMAT, LSAT or MCAT scores; Resume; Interview (desired)
Spring: Nov. 15 (International: Oct. 1)
Summer: No admission
Tel. No.: 314.977.8100
Program Director: Darcell Scharff, Ph.D.
Admissions Coordinator: Bernie Backer

Required Additional Application Information for International Students

Check our English Proficiency Policy page for specific TOEFL and IELTS score requirements. You may also visit our international prospects, applicants and students page for more information about international application requirements.

Applicant Criteria

  • A committee examines and reviews the applicant and application wholly.
  • An above-average GPA
  • A review of GRE scores (if applicable)
  • A review of TOEFL scores (for International applicants)

Public Health Studies Application Review Process:

  • Applications are reviewed by a committee of College for Public Health & Social Justice faculty members

Rankings/Honors: Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice holds the distinction of being the only school of public health in Missouri, and the only school of public health in the United States sponsored by a Catholic college or university.

About the College for Public Health and Social Justice

Credit Hours/Coursework: Prerequisite: A doctoral degree (e.g., M.D., Ph.D.) in the field of health or a health-related social science. The minimum total credit-hours requirement is 36
Master of Science in Public Health degree program

Program Description: The degree is offered to those with terminal degrees (including MD, DO, DC, DDS, DVM or PhD) who seek training in population based research methods to support their clinical research activities.
MSPH Fact Sheet

Careers Possibilities: Graduates of Saint Louis University are employed all over the nation and internationally in a wide variety of settings.
Careers in Public Health, Health Management, and Health Policy

Curriculum & Program Details: There are two (2) concentrations for the MSPH.
Behavioral Science and Health Education (36 credit hours): This concentration includes core coursework in behavioral science research methods, supplemented by a general course in public health and ethical issues in public health.
Epidemiology (36 credit hours): This concentration includes core coursework in epidemiology and biostatistics, supplemented by a general course in public health

About the Faculty: Our faculty and staff are respected leaders who have real-world work, research, and teaching experiences from which to draw and share.
Public Health Faculty

Scholarships & Financial Aid: The college offers several ways to help finance your graduate education including: Merit-Based Scholarships; Graduate Research Assistantships; Part-time Jobs; Presidential and Diversity Fellowships; Open House Workshop on Graduate Research and Service Opportunities; and Loans.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Student Financial Services at SLU

Program Highlights: Our goal is simple: to provide future public health professionals and health administrators with the finest academic experience in the country. Located in the heart of a great city in an affordable Midwestern location, Saint Louis University is recognized as one of the top five Catholic universities in America. At the college, classes are small so that professors and students can work together closely. In fact, students here will tell you that what they like most about their experience here is the friendly culture and the personal touch they receive from faculty and staff.
What Is Public Health?
What Is Social Justice?

Higher purpose. Greater good.
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