About the School of Public Health

Our Vision is a world of healthy people.

The UW School of Public Health is grounded in teaching, research, and service.  Our 11,000 graduates have gone on to transform communities, lead health organizations, and find solutions to emerging public health challenges. The school is accredited by CEPH.

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We have an incredibly strong school with wonderful research and education programs across the core disciplines of public health.

Leading-edge student experience

Our major departments are Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Systems and Population Health.

We offer interdisciplinary programs in Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health; Health Administration; Health Management and Informatics; Public Health Genetics; and Public Health-Global Health. Our more than 30 centers and institutes bring together faculty from throughout the School to collaborate and conduct research across disciplines.

In addition, we have strong undergraduate programs, offering a Public Health-Global Health major, Nutrition major, and degrees in Environmental Health, Health Informatics and Health Information Management.  We have multiple certificate programs as well.


We partner with many health organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Fred Hutch, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, Seattle Children’s Hospital, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, PATH, and local and regional health departments across a five-state region.

To learn more about our faculty’s strong relationships and current projects with these organizations, visit: sph.washington.edu/practice

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Inside the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center

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School rankings and stats


Number 5 ranked School of Public Health in the World
Top Ranking

The University of Washington School of Public Health ranked No. 5 in the world, according to the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

Population Health Facility

The UW constructed a new population health facility that houses much of the School of Public Health, including the Department of Global Health.