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University of Washington School of Public Health

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Our vision is a world of healthy people in sustainable communities-locally, nationally, and globally.

Our vision is a world of healthy people in sustainable communities-locally, nationally, and globally. We are dedicated to education to prepare innovative and diverse public health leaders and scientists, research to advance public health science and policies, and service to promote the health and well-being of all communities.


in the world for publicly funded schools of public health
(Global Ranking of Academic Subjects)


among public health majors in the nation (College Choice)


among departments of biostatistics nationally
(U.S. News & World Report)

1,514 Students (2017-18)

In graduate programs 947

In undergraduate programs 567

Women 74%

Washington state residents 60% Underrepresented minorities 16%

International 9%

10,000 Alumni

Our graduates work to improve the health and well-being of communities in Washington state and around the world.

96% Job Placement

Percentage of job-seeking SPH graduates employed within 1 year of graduation, based on a survey of 2015-16 alumni.

981 Faculty

Primary 143

Joint 107

Adjunct 188

Clinical and Affiliate 543

Elected to National

Academy of Medicine 22

40+ Centers & Institutes

Including AIDS Research, Clean Air Research, Health Promotion Research, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health, International Training and Education Center for Health.

630 Degrees Awarded, $222 Million Operation Budget


Proven Impact

  • Fighting infectious diseases such as malaria and Ebola

  • Advancing public health legislation

  • Improving nutrition in public schools

  • Assessing cancer risk and treatments

Innovation Mindset

  • Analyzing big data to improve health care

  • Developing interventions to prevent gun violence

  • Creating new tools to detect disease and treat patients

  • Finding solutions to the health impacts of global environmental change

Public as a Philosophy

  • Key player in the UW's Population Health Initiative

  • Working in 130 countries to improve health and well-being

  • Partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, Seattle Children's, Fred Hutch and other organizations

Leading-Edge Student Experience

  • Solving real-world problems as part of capstone and practicum projects

  • Providing analysis and research to support local and global health organizations

  • Helping communities achieve health equity

Be Boundless for Washington, for the World - tagline

Contact Information

1959 NE Pacific St, F-350, Seattle, WA 98195

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