Saint Louis University School of Public Health

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Saint Louis University School of Public Health
Established 1991
Type Private
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic - Jesuit
Dean Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H.
Location St. Louis, Missouri, USA
38°38′12″N 90°13′54″W / 38.63670°N 90.23171°W / 38.63670; -90.23171Coordinates: 38°38′12″N 90°13′54″W / 38.63670°N 90.23171°W / 38.63670; -90.23171
Campus Urban

The School of Public Health is one of nine graduate schools within Saint Louis University. It also began offering undergraduate degrees in 2009.

Programs of Study[edit]


Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Management

Accelerated Degrees This option allows students to complete master level coursework throughout their undergraduate education that they may attain a MPH in one additional year.

  • 4+1 year Accelerated BS in Public Health/MPH
  • 4+1 year Accelerated BS in Health Management/MHA



The school was established in 1991. Saint Louis University has the only accredited School of Public Health in the state of Missouri and is one of just 39 schools of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health(CEPH).

The school began offering undergraduate degrees in 2009. The School currently offers 3 degrees in Public Health, Emergency Management, and Health Management. The offering of public health degrees at the undergraduate level is relatively new, yet in high demand. Thus, SLU has been at the forefront of this new advancement in the field. The first universities to offer such programs cited problems with too high demand and lack of resources, one university touting 500 students waitlisted for the program.[1][2] SLU had similar success with its program, enrolling only 7 students in 2009, but growing to 61 students in 2010 and 131 students in 2011.[3]

The school hopes to have similar results as it introduces a B.S. in Emergency Management in Fall 2012.[4] Like Public Health, emergency management at the undergraduate level is fairly new. While many universities offer concentrations in the field, SLU is one of 35 to offer an undergraduate degree.[5]

Public Health Outreach[edit]

The school collaborates with the Institute for Family Medicine in the School-Based Asthma Management program.[6] This grant-funded program was created to help Saint Louis Public Schools identify and manage asthma in children. It also includes educational components for children, parents, and school personnel.


  1. ^ Solomon, Nancy. "New Undergraduate Community Health Degree Builds on Health Care Reform". Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Solomon, Nancy. "Trevathan Seeks to Build on Successes, Expand Programs". Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Higher Learning Commission Self-Study". Provost Office. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Emergency Management". 
  5. ^ "Emergency Management Programs - Bachelor's Degrees". The College List. FEMA. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  6. ^ School-Based Asthma Management Program