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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

  • 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 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 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 or Regulatory Affairs Track
  • 12 joint degree programs at Yale and 3 joint degree programs with international universities
  • Dean: Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD
  • Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public HealthProfessor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine
  • 6314, in 71 countries
Student:Faculty Ratio
  • 3.39
  • Full-time 123
  • Part-time 132
  • FTE 143.25
  • Postdoctoral associates and fellows 50
  • Visiting Faculty 19
  • Centers and Institutes 22
Incoming class profile MPH 2019
  • Class size 188
  • Average age 24
  • Undergraduate schools represented 115
  • States represented 33
  • Countries represented (citizenship) 23
  • Under-represented minorities 17%
  • International students 37%
Total Number MPH Students (FTE)
  • 357.5
MS Class Profile
  • MS class size 51
  • Average age 24
  • Median age 23 Age
    Range 22-47
  • Men 31% Women 69%
  • Undergraduate schools represented 36
  • States represented 3
  • Countries represented 4
  • Under-represented minorities 2%
  • International students 90%
PhD Class Profile
  • PhD class size 85
  • Average age 27
  • Median age 26
    Age Range 22-42
  • Men 25% Women 75%
  • Undergraduate schools represented 53
  • States represented 17
  • Countries represented 8
  • Under-represented minorities 5%
  • International students 53%
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)


    Asia (23)

    South Korea

    Europe (13)

    United Kingdom

    North America (140)

    United States & Territories

    South America (3)

    Trinidad & Tobago
MPH Career Placement Classes of 2016-2018
  • Consulting 10%
  • Further Education 25%
  • Government and Public Sector 10%
  • Hospital-based Research 5%
  • Hospitals and Medical Centers 16%
  • NGOs and Non-Profits 7%
  • Policy Institutes/Think Tanks 2%
Total Budget
  • FY 2020 $79 million
  • FY 2019 $77 million
  • FY 2018 $77.5 million

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.