SLU Public Health Ranked One of the Top 25 Community Health Ph.D. Programs for 2021
Best Health Degrees recently ranked Saint Louis University as one of the nation’s Top 25 Community Health Ph.D. Programs.
SLU’s Ph.D. in Public Health Studies was ranked at No. 18 out of 25 Best Community Health Promotion and Education doctorates for 2021.
Best Health Degrees selected the most well-rounded programs “according to price, accreditation, reputation and salary potential, using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and Niche, U.S. News and World Report, and other higher education rating publications.”
“The Public Health Ph.D. program has a rich history with alumni around the world in leadership roles in universities, health care corporations and government,” said Tom Burroughs, Ph.D., dean of the College of Public Health and Social Justice. “I’ve been so impressed to watch the significant roles they’ve played around the world in the response to COVID-19. They are truly living SLU’s mission.”
The Public Health Studies Ph.D. program in the College for Public Health and Social Justice offers four concentrations:
- Behavioral Science and Health Education – Research on behavioral science and how it interacts at individual, organizational, community or societal levels.
- Biostatistics – Research for developing and testing statistical methods and responds to public health challenges using innovative computational and statistical programming.
- Epidemiology – Research about the distribution and determinants of health and disease in human populations.
- Health Management and Policy – Research about policy, health economics, health care access, delivery and quality of health services and their impact on population and public health.
In addition to the Best Health Degrees rankings, SLU has received similar high marks in other rankings recently:
- Niche rated CPHSJ No. 29 out of 222 Best Colleges for Public Health in America
- U.S. News and World Report ranked SLU No. 13 in Health Care Management and No. 46 in Public Health
College for Public Health and Social Justice
The Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice is the only academic unit of its kind, studying social, environmental and physical influences that together determine the health and well-being of people and communities. It also is the only accredited school or college of public health among nearly 250 Catholic institutions of higher education in the United States.
Guided by a mission of social justice and focused on finding innovative and collaborative solutions for complex health problems, the College offers nationally recognized programs in public health, social work, health administration, applied behavior analysis, criminology and criminal justice.