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About the Yale School of Public Health

Mission

We catalyze health for all through innovative and collaborative science, learning and action.

Vision

  • We partner to transform local and global health for all
  • We provide a robust and inspiring learning experience
  • YSPH is diverse, inclusive and anti-racist in its people, policies and practices
  • We are sustainably resourced to increase our impact
  • We work together seamlessly to propel YSPH’s mission
  • We are valued as effective leaders and partners in achieving health for all

Values

Justice - We commit to advancing health equity and social justice, working for equal access for all persons to wellness, health, and opportunity, focusing on the structurally marginalized communities within society.

Community - We commit to working with and being accountable to the communities we serve by building authentic and sustainable partnerships.

Inclusion - We commit to cultivating a respectful and accessible environment that embraces diversity of thought, being, and experience in a manner that advances public health.

Innovation - We commit to discovering, developing and implementing creative, data-informed, and adaptable solutions to tackle the world’s most pressing public health issues.

Leadership - We commit to both leading with humility and compassion and fostering the next generation of public health leadership.

Yale Endowment and Budgetary Support

Yale’s endowment and budget support every aspect of university life — from financial aid to research and scholarship, from salaries and benefits to partnership initiatives with the city of New Haven. This new website offers an overview of how the endowment and budget work, including video explainers featuring university leaders and answers to some of the most common questions about Yale’s finances.

YSPH at a Glance

Highlights
  • Founded: 1915 by C.-E. A. Winslow, the first graduate-level public health studies in the country
  • One of the first eight accredited schools of public health by the American Public Health Association in 1946
  • PhD program has 100% completion rate and one of the highest yields at Yale with 71% of admitted students matriculating
  • Ranked in the top 10% of schools of public health
  • Student:Faculty ratio is 5:1
  • First MPH Public Health Modeling Concentration
  • First Accelerated MBA/MH degree in Health Care Management
  • First U.S. school of public health to offer a professional, online, 18-week certificate program on Climate Change and Health
  • Six acclaimed departments: Biostatistics, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Health Policy and Management, and Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • MPH students in all departments can add the Global Health Concentration, Public Health Modeling Concentration, Climate Change and Health Concentration, US Health and Justice Concentration, Maternal Child Health Promotion Track or Regulatory Affairs Track
  • 12 joint degree programs at Yale and 3 joint degree programs with international universities
Leadership
  • Interim Dean: Melinda Pettigrew, PhD, Anna M. R. Lauder Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)
Alumni
  • 6468 (living), in 75 countries
Student:Faculty Ratio
  • 5:1
Median Class Size
  • Fall 2022: 33
Faculty
  • Full-time 149
  • Part-time 206
  • FTE 181.2
  • Postdoctoral associates and fellows 53
  • Visiting Faculty 15
  • Centers and Institutes 18
Incoming class profile MPH 2021
  • Class size 402
  • Average age 26
  • Undergraduate schools represented 191
  • States represented 40
  • Countries represented (citizenship) 30
  • Under-represented minorities 18%
  • International students 27%
Total MPH Student Profile
  • 695 students
  • 615.25 FTE students (includes 93 joint degree students)
  • 30% International
  • 52% Diversity
  • 22% URM
MS Class Profile '22-'23
  • MS class size 136
  • Average age 24
  • Median age 23
  • Age range 21-30
  • Men 28% Women 72%
  • Undergraduate schools represented 69
  • States represented 3
  • Countries represented 7
  • Under-represented minorities 0%
  • International students 96%
PhD Class Profile '22-'23
  • PhD class size 108
  • Average age 28
  • Median age 27
  • Age Range 22-41
  • Men 23% Women 76% Other 1%
  • Undergraduate schools represented 68
  • States represented 20
  • Countries represented 6
  • Under-represented minorities 23.5% (of 51 US Citizens or Perm. Residents)
  • International students 53%
MPH Internships
All two-year MPH candidates are required to complete an internship (typically done in the summer between the first and second years of the program) for a minimum of 8 weeks. Students intern at organizations around the world and throughout the US. In 2021, 55% satisfied the Applied Practice Experience requirement through their internship. Those students worked in 38 cities in 9 countries around the world. 44% were paid by the internship site and 89% of the remaining students found other funding sources (stipends, fellowships, etc.) to subsidize their unpaid internships.
Total Budget
  • FY 2022 $91 million
  • FY 2021 $87 million
  • FY 2020 $79 million