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
||College for Public Health and Social Justice home|
|Application Deadline for Beginning Term||The Application Package||Apply Online|
|Fall: Aug. 15 (International: May 1)||Transcript(s); Three (3) Letters of Recommendation; GRE or GMAT or MCAT scores; Resume; Interview (desired)||
(Advantages of the web application)
|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
- A completed Declaration of Financial Support packet with all accompanying documents
- TOEFL or IELTS scores
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
Assistantship Application Deadline: February 15
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
• MSPH Research Projects
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?