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University of Washington School of Public Health

SPH at a Glance


Students Enrolled 2017:

1514 Total
567 undergraduates,947 graduate students
74% women,16% underrepresented minorities
60% WA residents,9% international

New Students 2017:
337 undergraduates, 384 graduates

Degrees Awarded 2016-2017:
287 undergraduate,302 masters,41 doctoral

Faculty 143 primary,107 joint,188 adjunct,543 affiliate & clinical,981 total

Biostatistics, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Services

Interdisciplinary Programs

Health Administration, Maternal and Child Health, Nutritional Sciences, Pathobiology, Public Health Genetics

Graduate Degrees Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MS), Master of Health Administration (MHA), Master of Health Informatics and Health Information Management (MHIHIM), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Undergraduate Degrees BS or BA in Public Health, BS or Minor in Environmental Health, BS in Health Informatics and Health Information Management, Minor in Global Health, Minor in Nutritional Sciences
Certificate & Professional Programs Executive MHA & MPH programs; certificate programs include Medical Management, Health Policy, Public Health Genetics, Clinical Research Methods
Centers and Institutes

More than 50 Research Centers, including Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, Center for Public Health Nutrition, Institute for Public Health Genetics, International Training and Education Center for Health

Rankings The School ranked sixth in the nation in the most recent US News and World Report survey of graduate schools of public health, and third among publicly funded schools of public health.
Accreditation Accredited through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), plus five program-level accrediting bodies such as the American Dietetic Association and Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Service Administration
Total budget $200 million (72% Grants & Contracts, 25% University & State Funds, 3% Other)
Partners Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Group Health Research Institute, Seattle Children's Hospital, Veteran's Affairs, Public Health–Seattle & King County, Washington State Department of Health, Washington State Labor & Industry, PATH
Founded 1970