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Public Health

The Arnold School offers several public health degrees, including a Master of Public Health in General Public Health, a Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health and two bachelor's degree options. Several dual degree programs are also available. 

Public health encompasses a wide variety of areas, such as biostatistics; environmental health sciences; epidemiology; health promotion, education, and behavior; exercise science; communication sciences and disorders; and health services policy and management. Our General Public Health programs allow students to focus on public health from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students will acquire a broad understanding of public health concepts, issues, and opportunities.

 

Graduate Degree Programs

We offer advanced degrees in general public health including dual degree programs with medicine and pharmacy as well as a graduate certificate. Find the degree option that works best for you then explore the application deadlines and requirements for each degree.

 

Undergraduate Degree Programs

As a public health major, you can choose from two different undergraduate degree programs. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) curriculum is for students who want to apply the degree to social and behavioral sciences, while the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) is for students who are interested in a broad-based natural science. Take a closer look at the Public Health B.A. and B.S. degrees to find the one that fits you best.

 

Public Health Programs News

Eliana Lord

Public health student Eliana Lord named UK Fulbright Scholar

Rising sophomores Eliana Lord, Robert Magee, and Jeremy Ward are each spending their summers attending a UK Fulbright Summer Institute, bringing USC’s total to four winners since the program began in 2010.

2018 Hooding

Arnold School honors graduates at 2018 Hooding Ceremony

The Arnold School celebrated master's and doctoral graduates at the 2018 Hooding Ceremony on May 10. Arnold School and department award winners, along with Delta Omega inductees, were also recognized.

Discover USC 2018

Arnold School students participate in Discover USC 2018

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the second Discover USC showcase included more than 1,000 projects from students, postdoctoral fellows, and medical scholars. Arnold School students were well represented among the presenters.

Ayanna Woodberry

May grad combines practical and academic experiences to prepare for public health career

The master of public health in general public health, with its focus on establishing a broad understanding of public health disciplines and designed for those with a terminal degree or significant experience in the healthcare field, was a perfect fit for Ayanna Woodberry. 

Kate Samuel

May grad joins Peace Corps in Peru

In a few months, Kate Samuel will apply the knowledge and skills she gained at Carolina with a new adventure: a 27-month assignment as a public health educator in Peru with the Peace Corps, likely working with HIV/AIDS, mothers and children, and/or youth development.

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