Boston University’s School of Public Health (SPH)
Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) is Boston University's graduate School of Public Health. Founded in 1976, the Boston University School of Public Health is one of the country's premier graduate-level academic public health institutions and is dedicated to improving the health of populations, locally, nationally and globally -- particularly the disadvantaged, underserved and vulnerable - through excellence in education, research and service to the community.
Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, BUSPH offers programs and degrees designed to provide a comprehensive, well-rounded education in all facets of public health at both the master's and doctoral level. Faculty conduct applied research that is focused on protecting and improving the health of populations today. Through a wide variety of School-based research centers they participate in hundreds of investigations on topics as diverse as domestic violence, malaria, and AIDS, toxic chemical exposure, pandemic surveillance, addiction, and race-related health disparities.
Their $44.5 million research portfolio is one of the largest at Boston University—and growing. Their faculty are actively engaged in large, community-based epidemiological studies and bench science research in their own labs, many relying on graduate students to assist them in all facets of study design, methodology, data collection, and final analysis for peer-reviewed publication.
Boston University School of Public Health grants degrees in the following academic concentrations:
-Biostatistics (MPH, MA, PhD)
-Environmental Health (MPH, MS, PhD)
-Epidemiology (MPH, MS, PhD)
-Global Health (MPH)
-Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights (MPH)
-Health Policy & Management (MPH)
-Health Services Research (MS, PhD)
-Leadership, Management, and Policy (DrPH)
-Maternal and Child Health (MPH)
-Social and Behavioral Sciences (MPH)
Recognized worldwide for achievements in research
SPH’s growing research portfolio is one of the largest at BU, America’s fourth largest research university. Their faculty members are actively engaged in groundbreaking research that informs not only their curriculum and scientific understanding but also public policy. From large, epidemiologic studies to bench science, their research and scholarship continue to improve the overall practice of public health.
A balance of academics, research, and practice
An outstanding feature of their 19 degree programs and 8 dual degree programs is the integration of classroom education, research, and field experience. Students at all academic levels assist faculty members in a wide range of public health research. Their skills-based curriculum, practicum program, and extensive community-based service programs prepare them for careers in research, industry, government, and academia.
The ideal location for public health students
With a rare concentration of top hospitals, medical research, science and technology, and health-related companies and agencies, Boston offers an outstanding backdrop for the study of public health. SPH students immerse themselves in this tailor-made learning environment through fieldwork, networking, and engagement with public health lectures and events.