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University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Minneapolis, MN | http://www.sph.umn.edu
Joined in August 2006

About Us

Imagine a world where every person in every community has the opportunity for a healthy life. That possibility drives University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) faculty, staff, and students to discover new paths, seek alternatives, push harder, and create inventive solutions in our commitment to make health a human right.

As one of the premiere schools of public health in the world, the School of Public Health prepares some of the most influential leaders in the field, and provide the knowledge health departments, communities, and policymakers need to make the best decisions about population health. We are known around the globe for our work fighting obesity; preventing infectious disease outbreaks; keeping workers safe from injury and illness; and developing leaders who will run clinics, hospitals, and entire health care systems.

At Minnesota, we give students the freedom to explore the complex and far-reaching field of public health and provide the comprehensive skills and training required to create large-scale change. Through twenty-one degree programs and numerous dual-degree and certificate offerings, our School of Public Health covers the range of today's most pressing public health topics. Because of our rigorous education, students leave SPH ready to take on the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

All of our programs provide students with:

  • A solid understanding of current public health practice
  • Expertise of leading faculty who are accessible and genuinely supportive
  • Flexible scheduling through more than 60 online course offerings
  • Career and professional development resources from an award-winning staff
  • Real-world experiences, mentorship, and abundant career opportunities through connections to local and state health departments, hospitals and clinics (e.g. Allina and Mayo Clinic), local Fortune 500 companies (e.g. 3M and Medtronic), and an active alumni network (more than 10,000 living across the globe)

Rankings:

  • #9 - School of public health
  • #2 - Master of Healthcare Administration program
  • #6 - National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding
  • #5 - Online Master of Public Health Degree
  • #3 - Largest research portfolio at UMN

Other Highlights:

  • First Master of Healthcare Administration program
  • First Epidemiology PhD program
  • First Maternal & Child Health program in the nation


Imagine a world where every person in every community has the opportunity for a healthy life. That possibility drives University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) faculty, staff, and students to discover new paths, seek alternatives…

Issue Areas Include

  • Education
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Health & Medicine
  • Policy

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  • Values: Health As A Human Right Photo
  • Values: Bigger Imaginations Yield Better Results
  • Values: Different Perspectives Make Us Stronger
  • Values: Our Future Depends On Education Photo

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