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About the Yale School of Public Health


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


  • 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


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

  • 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 5.3% of schools of public health
  • Student:Faculty ratio is 3:1
  • 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, or Maternal Child Health Promotion Track
  • 12 joint degree programs at Yale and 3 joint degree programs with international universities
  • Dean: Megan L. Ranney, MD, MPH, FACEP, C.-E. A. Winslow Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • 6940 (living), in 71 countries
Student:Faculty Ratio
  • 3:1 based on 2022 ASPPH reporting data
Median Class Size
  • Fall 2023/Spring 2024: 21.5
  • Full-time 145
  • Part-time 254
  • FTE 180.3
  • Postdoctoral associates and fellows 73
  • Visiting Faculty 33
  • Centers and Institutes 18
MPH Student Profile (2023-2024)
  • 584 total MPH students
  • 522 FTE students (includes 70 joint degree students)
  • Average age: 27
  • Countries represented: 35
  • International students: 38%
  • Among U.S. students:
    - Historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups: 23%
    - Students of color: 54%

MS Student Profile (2023-2024)
  • 142 total MS students
  • Average age: 23
  • Countries represented: 11
  • International students: 94%
PhD Student Profile (2023-2024)
  • 115 total PhD students
  • Average age: 28
  • Countries represented: 11
  • International students: 52%
  • Among U.S. students:
    - Historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups: 26%
    - Students of color: 46%
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 2022, 80% satisfied the Applied Practice Experience requirement through their internship. Those students worked in more than 200 cities in 54 countries around the world. 46% were paid by the internship site, and 48% of the remaining students found other funding sources (stipends, fellowships, etc.) to subsidize their unpaid internships.
Total Budget
  • FY 2023 $103 million
  • FY 2022 $91 million
  • FY 2021 $87 million
  • FY 2020 $79 million