University of Washington School of Public Health

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School of Public Health
University of Washington School of Public Health logo.svg
Type Public
Established 1970 (1970)[1]
Parent institution
University of Washington
Budget $222 million[2]
Dean Joel Kaufman
Academic staff
438[2]
Administrative staff
543[2]
Students 1,514[2]
Undergraduates 567[2]
Postgraduates 947[2]
Location Seattle, Washington, U.S.
47°38′57″N 122°18′26″W / 47.64917°N 122.30722°W / 47.64917; -122.30722Coordinates: 47°38′57″N 122°18′26″W / 47.64917°N 122.30722°W / 47.64917; -122.30722
Campus Urban
Website sph.washington.edu

The University of Washington School of Public Health is the only public health school located in the Northwest, and is based on the main campus of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. The School is accredited through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). It ranks among the United States' best schools for public health. US News and World Report ranked the school sixth among all public health schools in its last survey of this discipline (2014).[3]

History[edit]

The school was founded on July 1, 1970, with four original departments: Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, and Health Services.

The Department of Global Health is the newest department and was established jointly with the School of Medicine in late 2006. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, also located in Seattle, partnered with the University of Washington to establish the department.

The Department of Environmental Health changed its name to the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences in 2003.

The Online Executive MPH Program is a partial distance learning program in public health and health services for working professionals that began in 1980 with money from a Bureau of Health Professions Special Project Grant. It has options for a Master in Public Health (MPH) degree, a Graduate Certificate in Public Health, or single courses. It was called the Extended MPH Degree Program to the Executive MPH (MPH) until 2011.

Academics[edit]

The School of Public Health has five departments: Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Services, and Global Health. In addition, there are interdisciplinary programs in maternal and child health, nutritional sciences, and public health genetics.

The School of Public Health confers the following graduate degrees: MPH (Master of Public Health), MS, MHIHIM (Master of Health Informatics and Health Information Management), MHA (Master of Health Administration), and PhD. For undergraduate students, the School offers a major in Public Health (BA or BS), the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences offers a major in Environmental Health (BS), and the Department of Health Services offers a BS in Health Informatics and Health Information Management.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wills, Antoinette; Bolcer, John D. (August 4, 2014). University of Washington. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. p. 7. ISBN 978-1-467-13182-7. Retrieved December 24, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f SPH Facts
  3. ^ "Home > Graduate Schools > Public Health". 

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