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Public Health Programs

Public health has risen to the forefront of society and public health practitioners are more important than ever. As a student in Saint Louis University's public health programs, you’ll benefit from being in one of the top schools of public health in the nation. 

Dr. Anne Sebert-Kuhlmann teaching in beautiful top floor classroom with large wooden beams in DuBourg Hall

Professor Anne Sebert-Kuhlmann, Ph.D., M.P.H., teaching public health students in DuBourg Hall.

As a student in one of SLU’s public health programs, you’ll:

  • Learn from some of the foremost public health researchers in the nation and take part in high-profile, vital research.  
  • Get hands-on opportunities to put what you learn in the classroom into action with clinical and internship opportunities.
  • Experience highly personalized relationships with professors who know you by name.

Explore Your Options

We offer undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in public health as well as several post-baccalaureate certificates.

55360

internship hours completed by public health graduate students between 2018 and 2020.

8

standalone concentrations.

50+

community partners.

95%

of graduates employed after one year.

Be Part of a Unique Program

As the only accredited Catholic, Jesuit school of public health in the nation, SLU’s College for Public Health and Social Justice is committed to social justice and the Jesuit mission. Through their work, students are challenged to serve others locally, nationally and globally.

Study in an urban center home to world-renowned hospitals where public health is a growing, important field as a student in SLU’s public health programs. Within miles of the University, you’ll find major hospitals, medical facilities, and research centers where students can get real-world experience in the field before they graduate. 

Take an interdisciplinary approach to your studies by collaborating with students in SLU’s School of Law and Doisy College for Health Sciences. Within the College for Public Health and Social Justice, you’ll have classes with students from related disciplines like social work and health management, adding another dimension to your studies.

Enter a Growing Career Field

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for health educators and community health workers will increase by 13% between 2019-29, making a degree in public health a promising investment.

Students graduate from public health programs prepared for work in healthcare, research, or academia. Past graduates have gone on to jobs including infection disease control specialists, data managers, biostatisticians, and emergency preparedness coordinators.

Students may pursue advanced degrees after graduation, with many undergraduates choosing to stay at SLU to continue into our graduate degree programs.