UAB’s School of Public Health has been producing top masters and doctoral students for over 30 years. As the only accredited school of public health in Alabama, we offer programs through five departments: Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Behavior, and Health Care Organization and Policy. However, our unique program is not limited to a traditional master’s degree or doctoral degree. Students working on their undergraduate degree may enter our Fast Track program in their junior year, which allows them to earn a master’s degree, usually in just an additional year instead of the typical two years.
We currently offer an Bachelor of Science in Public Health to include Environmental Health Sciences, Global Health, and Emergency Preparedness concentrations as well as an undergraduate minor in Public Health.
Our programs can be tailored to meet students’ needs and interests through opportunities to take courses or entire programs online. Our online programs include Health Care Organization and Policy department’s Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Care Organization, MPH in Maternal & Child Health Policy & Leadership programs and Environmental Health Science department’s MPH in Occupational Health and Safety program.
The UAB School of Public Health is one of the best educational values in the Southeast. In the 2012-2013 school-year over $220,000 in scholarship money was awarded, and 77% of new students who submitted a scholarship application received a scholarship. U.S. News & World Report ranked us among the top 20 schools of public health in the country. Considering the affordable tuition, the competitive scholarship opportunities, and the affordable cost of living in the Birmingham area, you have benefits per dollar unrivaled by any private and most state universities.
Our multi-disciplined faculty range from epidemiologists to economists, from health educators to health policy analysts, from industrial hygienists to nutritionists, and from biostatisticians to virologists. Among them are nationally recognized scientists frequently called upon by international, national, state, and local organizations and leaders to provide their expertise and knowledge on the most difficult health issues. Further testimony to the faculty’s acclaim can be found in their successful competition for research funds. With a mere 60 faculty members, our school ranks second in extramural support among the 12 schools on the UAB campus. This standing is all the more remarkable in a university identified by the Carnegie Foundation as one of the top twenty research institutions in the country.
Let us prepare you with the knowledge that makes a difference and the skills that change the world.
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