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Mission Statement

The School of Public Health at Yale University provides leadership to protect and improve the health of the public. Through innovative education, research, policy analysis and practice that draws upon interdisciplinary scholarship from across the graduate and professional programs at Yale, the school serves local, national and international communities with its knowledge and expertise. We foster health equity, social justice and respectful discourse to enrich our teaching and scholarship, as well as empower the communities that we serve.

YSPH at a Glance

Highlights
  • Founded: 1915 by C.-E. A. Winslow, the first graduate-level public health studies in the country
  • One of the first eight accredited schools of public health by the American Public Health Association in 1946
  • PhD program has 100% completion rate and one of the highest yields at Yale with 71% of admitted students matriculating
  • Student:Faculty ratio is 4:1
  • First MPH Public Health Modeling Concentration
  • First Accelerated MBA/MH degree in Health Care Management
  • First U.S. school of public health to offer a professional, online, 18-week certificate program on Climate Change and Health
  • MPH students in all departments can add the Global Health Concentration, Public Health Modeling Concentration, Climate Change and Health Concentration, US Health and Justice Concentration or Regulatory Affairs Track
  • 12 joint degree programs at Yale and 3 joint degree programs with international universities
Leadership
  • Dean: Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD
    Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public HealthProfessor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine
Alumni
  • 6472, in 73 countries
Student:Faculty Ratio
  • 4:1
Median Class Size
  • Fall 2020: 27
Faculty
  • Full-time 138
  • Part-time 206
  • FTE 185.25
  • Postdoctoral associates and fellows 59
  • Visiting Faculty 15
  • Centers and Institutes 15
Incoming class profile MPH 2020
  • Class size 201
  • Average age 24
  • Undergraduate schools represented 112
  • States represented 30
  • Countries represented (citizenship) 19
  • Under-represented minorities 17%
  • International students 32%
Total MPH Student Profile
  • 383 students
  • 323.25 FTE students (includes 98 joint degree students)
  • 33% International
  • 51% Diversity
  • 23% URM
MS Class Profile
  • MS class size 69
  • Average age 24
  • Median age 23
  • Age range 20-48
  • Men 35% Women 65%
  • Undergraduate schools represented 50
  • States represented 3
  • Countries represented 5
  • Under-represented minorities 2%
  • International students 87%
PhD Class Profile
  • PhD class size 100
  • Average age 27
  • Median age 26
  • Age Range 22-39
  • Men 22% Women 78%
  • Undergraduate schools represented 66
  • States represented 21
  • Countries represented 7
  • Under-represented minorities 13%
  • International students 50%
MPH Internships
  • All two-year MPH candidates are required to complete an internship in the summer between the first and second years of the program for a minimum of 8 weeks. Students intern in organizations around the world and throughout the US
  • In 2019, internships took place in the following 27 countries and territories:
    Africa (12)

    Ethiopia
    Ghana
    Kenya
    Senegal
    Uganda

    Asia (23)

    Bangladesh
    Bhutan
    China
    India
    Indonesia
    Lebanon
    Malaysia
    South Korea
    Thailand

    Europe (13)

    Belgium
    Cyprus
    England
    France
    Romania
    Switzerland
    United Kingdom

    North America (140)

    Barbados
    Canada
    United States & Territories

    South America (3)

    Brazil
    Columbia
    Trinidad & Tobago
Total Budget
  • FY 2021 $87 million
  • FY 2020 $79 million
  • FY 2019 $77 million