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Boston University
School of Public Health

The Talbot Building
Latin: Universitas Bostoniensis
Established 1976
Type Private
Provost Karen H. Antman
Dean Robert Meenan
Faculty 150
Students 785
Location Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Campus Urban
Tuition $33,330

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) is Boston University's graduate School of Public Health. It is located in the heart of Boston University's Medical Campus in the South End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. The Dean is Robert Meenan. BUSPH has more than 4,000 alumni, 150 full-time faculty, and students from over 40 countries.[1],[2] It is fully accredited by the Association of Schools of Public Health [3] and is ranked 13th in Public Health Grad Schools by the US News & World Report.[4]


Mission and Strategic Themes


  • To improve the health of local, national and international populations, particularly the disadvantaged, underserved and vulnerable, through excellence and innovation in education, research and service.

Strategic themes

  • Involved – Emphasize real-world involvement and meaningful partnerships
  • Interconnected – Emphasize interdisciplinary efforts and integrated programs
  • Global – Emphasize global health issues and perspectives [5]


The school was established in 1976 as a program in BU's School of Medicine and became an official school of the University in 1979 with five programs.[6]

Granted Degrees

Boston University School of Public Health grants degrees in the following academic concentrations:

  • Biostatistics (MPH, MA, PhD)
  • Environmental Health (MPH, DSc)
  • Epidemiology (MPH, MSc, DSc)
  • Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights (MPH)
  • Health Policy & Management (MPH)
  • Health Services Research (MSc, DSc)
  • International Health (MPH, DrPH)
  • Maternal and Child Health (MPH, DrPH)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (MPH, DrPH)

Dual Degree

Dual degree programs are also available with other schools at Boston University. The dual degree typically allows the student to finish both degrees in less time than if the degrees were attempted separately. BUSPH offers dual degrees with the following schools:

Centers and Institutes

Notable alumni


  1. ^ Boston University School of Public Health
  2. ^ Association of Schools of Public Health BUSPH
  3. ^ Association of Schools of Public Health Member Schools
  4. ^ US News & World Report Rankings
  5. ^
  6. ^ Boston University School of Public Health

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