Public Health Studies | Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The College for Public Health & 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.
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||College for Public Health & Social Justice|
|Application Deadline for Beginning Term||The Application Package||Apply Online|
|Fall: Jan. 15
||Master's degree in public health or related fied; Transcript(s); Four (4) Letters of Recommendation; GRE or GMAT or MCAT scores; Resume; Professional Goal Statement; Interview (desired)|
|Spring: No admittance|
|Summer: No admittance
Tel. No.: 314.977.8100
|Co-Director: Elizabeth Baker, Ph.D., MPH
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 1
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: Program coursework in each concentration is partitioned into three components: core doctoral curriculum (12 credit hours); concentrated curriculum (48 credit hours); and dissertation (12 credit-hours).
• Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health Studies fact sheet
Program Description: Students study and work side-by-side with nationally known educators and researchers who serve as mentors.
• Public Health Research Information
Careers Possibilities: Graduates of Saint Louis University's College for Public Health & Social Justice 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 seven concentrations of study: Behavioral Science and Health Education, Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness, Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology, Health Management and Policy and Health Outcomes Research/Health Services Research.
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 School of Public health 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 School of Public Health, 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. The faculty members who teach your classes are the same world-class researchers who have generated nearly $50 million in research grants. We are nationally and internationally known for putting new health discoveries into practical action and for improving the health of communities.
• What Is Public Health?
• What Is Social Justice?