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SLU Public Health Ranked One of the Top 25 Community Health Ph.D. Programs for 2021

by Bridjes O'Neil
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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.  

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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:

In addition to the Best Health Degrees rankings, SLU has received similar high marks in other rankings recently:

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.