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Lead the Future of Public Health

As the only accredited Catholic, Jesuit school of public health in the nation, Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice is uniquely committed to social justice and the Jesuit mission. SLU’s nationally ranked Master of Public Health program has a vast alumni network as it is the oldest school of public health in this region. Many public health professionals in the greater St. Louis area who serve as adjunct faculty, provide internships, part-time jobs and post-graduate employment are SLU alumni and community partners.

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Why Choose SLU for Your M.P.H?

SLU’s tuition assistance and scholarship awards up to $20,000. This includes the SLU Public Health Experience Program which provides a guaranteed paid internship with public health projects and non-profit organizations during your first year. Experience pays at SLU.

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Strong and Proven Job Outlook

SLU’s public health graduates are employed at federal, state and local health agencies; consulting firms; consumer advocacy organizations; community-based organizations and health care centers; hospitals; research centers; and universities.

Within the first year of graduation, 99% of our graduates are beginning their careers, participating in fellowships or furthering their graduate education. Our graduates are employed at organizations such as:

  • Express Scripts
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • Missouri Foundation for Health
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Saint Louis County Department of Health
  • City of St. Louis
  • Rush Medical Center
  • Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center
  • U.S. Dept of Veteran Affairs
  • BJC
  • Pfizer
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • Peace Corps – Ethiopia, Burkina Faso
  • Mercy Virtual


Certificate Programs

Designed for working professionals and graduate students looking to advance their careers, our certificates are available in Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness, Geospatial Health, Global Health, Maternal and Child Health, and Public Health.

Biostatistics and Health Analytics, M.S. 

SLU's Master of Science (M.S.) in Biostatistics and Health Analytics is designed for students who have strong quantitative abilities and a desire to apply data analytic methods to solve health-related problems. The M.S. also includes a new geospatial health data analytics concentration.

Internships

Students complete an internship after their first year of study to gain practical experience in their chosen career path. Students have interned in a variety of settings. Experienced public health professionals can assist students in finding an internship in St. Louis, nationally or across the globe.

Why St. Louis?

The beautiful and affordable city of St. Louis is rich in resources for developing community-based public-health experience. In fact, LinkedIn recently designated St. Louis the #1 major U.S. city for young professionals starting their careers.

There is no better place to get a community-based experience while working on the big population health issues of our time: access, cost, quality and equity. We hope that you will join us soon.

Questions? Contact Bernie Backer, director of graduate recruitment and admission, at bernard.backer@slu.edu or 314-977-8144.