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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.

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 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
  • Dean: Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD, Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health and Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine
  • 6247 (living), in 73 countries
Student:Faculty Ratio
  • 5:1
Median Class Size
  • 2020-21: 22
  • 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
  • 595 students
  • 520.5 FTE students (includes 100 joint degree students)
  • 29% International
  • 52% Diversity
  • 22% URM
MS Class Profile
  • MS class size 97
  • Average age 24
  • Median age 23
  • Age range 21-49
  • Men 29% Women 71%
  • Undergraduate schools represented 42
  • States represented 4
  • Countries represented 6
  • Under-represented minorities 2%
  • International students 94%
PhD Class Profile
  • PhD class size 111
  • Average age 27
  • Median age 27
  • Age Range 22-40
  • Men 24% Women 75% Other 1%
  • Undergraduate schools represented 67
  • States represented 24
  • Countries represented 6
  • Under-represented minorities 21% (of 57 US citizens)
  • International students 49%
MPH Internships
All two-year MPH candidates are required to complete an internship in the summer between the first and second years of the program for a minimum of 8 weeks. Students intern in organizations around the world and throughout the US. In 2020, 31% satisfied the Applied Practice Experience requirement through their internship. Those students worked in 100 cities in 31 countries around the world. 45% were paid by the internship site and 97% 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