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

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Highlights Founded: 1915 by C.-E. A. Winslow
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 67% of admitted students matriculating
  Student:Faculty ratio is 3.35:1
Median class size 2018-19 is 23
First MPH Public Health Modeling Concentration
First Accelerated MBA/MH degree in Health Care Management
First Climate Change and Health Certificate (online program offered in collaboration with the CDC)
MPH students in all departments can add the Global Health Concentration, Public Health Modeling 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 Health
Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine
Alumni 6100, in 71 countries
Faculty Full-time 129
Part-time 158
FTE 152.7
Postdoctoral associates and fellows 43

Visiting Faculty 15

Centers and Institutes 22
Incoming Class Profile MPH 2018 Class size 220
Men 28%; Women 72%
Average age 24; Median age 23
Undergraduate schools represented 130
States represented 33

Countries represented (citizenship) 18

US racial and ethnic minorities 41%
Under-represented minorities 15%
International students 26%
Total Number MPH Students (FTE) 399  
MS Class Profile MS class size 38  
  Average age 24  
  Median age 23  
  Men 32% Women 68%  
  Undergraduate schools represented 35  
  States represented 5  
  Countries represented 4  
  US racial and ethnic minorities 66%  
  Under-represented minorities 16%  
  International students 84%  
PhD Class Profile PhD class size 75  
  Average age 27  
  Median age 26  
  Men 24% Women 76%  
  Undergraduate schools represented 46  
  States represented 14  
  Countries represented 7  
  US racial and ethnic minorities 45%  
  Under-represented minorities 20%  
  International students 49%  
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 2018, internships took place in the following 25 countries and territories:


Puerto Rico
Brazil Romania
Cameroon Samoa
China Senegal
Colombia Singapore
Ethiopia South Africa
Ghana Switzerland
Lebanon Tanzania
Kenya Uganda
Malaysia Ukraine
Norway United Kingdom
Peru United States
MPH Career Placement Classes of 2012-2017 Business and Industry 14.7%
  Consulting 12%
  Further Education 20.3%
  Government and Public Sector 12.4%
  Hospital-based Research 3.3%
  Hospitals and Medical Centers 17.6%
  NGOs and Non-Profits 8.6%
  Policy Institutes/Think Tanks 0.7%
Total Budget  FY 2019 $77  million
  FY 2018 $77.5 million

FY 2017 $67 million

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Global Reach

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The Yale School of Public Health is a leader in Yale University’s commitment to improve health across the globe through research, education and community engagement. The School uses science to foster health, promote innovation, train leaders and make a difference in the world. Faculty research spans a variety of fields including chronic and infectious diseases, implementation science, environmental health, behavioral determinants of health, and policy and administration.

Through the Global Health Concentration students committed to change learn essential skills and train to become future leaders. They supplement their training with internships in countries around the globe.

The School is known for its international training programs and currently directs eight Fogarty International Center Grants and the Global Health Equity Scholars Program.

Public Health faculty members collaborate with colleagues across the University and have created and lead several interdisciplinary centers at the University, including the:

Public Health alumni live and work in 69 nations around the world.