Public Health

Public health specialists work in a variety of fields, including behavioral health, health education, epidemiology (the study of diseases and their distribution), environmental health, and many more.  You’ll find public health positions in diverse workplaces—hospitals, health insurance companies, long-term care facilities, and local, state, and federal government agencies.

Student Resources

      Professional Associations and Accreditation

      Entrance Exam

      Many public health schools require the Graduate Record Exam as an entrance exam. Learn more about the GRE here .

      Selected Regional Programs

      Important Note:

      Consult the admissions/application web pages of the professional programs for information on required pre-requisite courses and admissions tests, application procedures, and application deadlines. Some professional/graduate programs will not accept AP or CLEP credits, online courses, or correspondence courses for the core science and math pre-requisite requirements. Many programs also require that all pre-requisite coursework be completed within a certain period of time, e.g., within 5 years prior to application. Policies vary by school and program. Be sure you know the requirements