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Your Career in Public Health Begins Today!

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. Graduate-level public health classes are taught by faculty who are internationally recognized as leaders in public health research and practice, and have diverse research interests.

Successful Students

SLU M.P.H. students pass the Certified Public Health exam at higher rates than the national average. In 2017, 91 percent of students passed the exam on the first try and 100 percent passed on the second attempt, as compared to the national average of 75 to 85 percent.

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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 percent 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


Why Choose SLU for your MPH?

The M.P.H. program is designed to give students the practical skills needed for any public health career. The program includes multiple concentrations and dual degrees, including:

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Biostatistics and Health Analytics, M.S. 

The Master of Science (MS) 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.

Public Health, M.S.

Saint Louis University's Master of Science in Public Health degree program is designed for students who seek training in population-based research methods to support their clinical research activities. Students may choose from the following concentrations:

Certificate Programs


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.

Questions? Contact Bernie Backer, director of graduate recruitment and admission, at or 314-977-8144.