Why Choose the Yale School of Public Health?

Marney White
Photo by Brad Clift
Marney White, associate professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, with a student.

You’ve seen the other websites. You’ve read the materials. This is where schools of public health talk about their superb academic curriculum and degree choices, their innovative interdisciplinary curriculum and joint degree programs and their commitment to public health practice. This is also where they take the time to list all the incredible research initiatives that faculty and students are conducting. 

On the field and off, YSPH students foster teamwork and collaboration.

What makes Yale stand out?

If you ask any of our students, it’s the supportive and caring sense of community that is woven into our academically rich culture. The Yale School of Public Health fosters a supportive environment for you to succeed, the assistance to achieve your professional goals, and a network of relationships that will benefit you throughout your lifetime. 

Students - Commencement 2018

Getting the most value from your graduate degree.

As you search for the public health program that best fits your educational needs and career goals, be sure to consider the intangibles beyond the classroom. The value of your degree comes in choosing a place that will inspire you, encourage you, assist you, support you, and applaud you.  If you put value in those areas, then you’ll see what separates Yale from all the rest. As one of our graduates says, “Go where you’re celebrated, not merely tolerated.” As you search for the program that’s right for you, also consider the impact of your degree after graduation.

Aerial photo of autumn foliage
Photo by Michael Marsland

So, why should you choose the Yale School of Public Health?

Simply put, because it is our goal to provide not only an education, but an environment of support and caring that fosters relationships which do not cease after your education is finished, but continue for a lifetime.

About the Yale School of Public Health

Celebrating a century of public health through scientific research, training, education and service

Incoming MPH Class Profile

Incoming 2019
Class Size 188
Men / Women 30% / 70%
Average Age 24
Average Years of pre-MPH work experience 2
US States Represented 33
US URMs 17%
International Students 37% representing 23 countries

Here at YSPH, we have no minimum standardized test scores exist for acceptance into the program, and no averages or medians are calculated. Due to the significant quantitative nature of the program, a successful applicant typically scores in the 50th percentile or above on the quantitative section. Additionally, we haven no minimum grade point average (GPA) exists for acceptance into the program, and no average GPAs are calculated.