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Arnold School of Public Health

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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

Matthew Telfer

Public health graduate heads to medical school to empower others to take control of their health

Matthew Telfer chose to attend UofSC after he was admitted into the South Carolina Honors College and offered an Academic-Scholar Elite Award. He decided to study public health to better understand the preventive side of medicine.

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Public health seniors Jared Dawson and Emily Saathoff win Rotary Global Grants to pursue master of public health degrees abroad

Jared "JD" Dawson will complete an MPH at the University of Cape Town, studying disease prevention and treatment. Emily Saathoff will complete an MPH with a focus on child and maternal health at the University of Ghana.  

Amelia Wilks

2nd generation Gamecock Amelia Wilks finds her 'thing' at UofSC

UofSC features Amelia Wilks, a second generation Gamecock graduating with a public health degree in August. The former intern for Congressman James Clyburn has already landed a job at CityBright LLC, a political consulting firm.

Zachary Travis

Public health graduate to gain clinical experience before applying to medical school

After graduating this month, Zachary Travis will take the next step toward his future career as a physician by working as a clinical donation specialist with We Are Sharing Hope SC to gain experience.

Meghan Smith

Public health graduate to continue Arnold School education studying speech language pathology

After joining the COMD department's Master of Science - Residential program this fall, Meghan Smith will have the opportunity to continue learning more about specific language impairment. 

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