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The only school of public health in the nation’s capital and currently ranked #14 on U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best Public Health Graduate schools.

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A Message from Dean Goldman

Public health begins with the basics of our existence—clean water, healthy food, safe housing and breathable air—and continues through more complex and technical issues such as auto safety, vaccine development and distribution, infectious disease, maternal and child health, obesity, and health care reform. Public health impacts all of us: how long we live, the quality of our lives, our sense of well-being and mental health, and the health of our children and future generations. That’s why right now is the best time in history to pursue innovative solutions as we seek to create a healthier planet for all, especially underserved populations.

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Through our commitment to excellence in scholarship, we advance the health of populations in our local, national, and global communities by providing the best public health educational experience to foster the next generation public health leaders.


As complex global health challenges continue to threaten our health and future, Milken Institute School of Public Health will be preeminent in training tomorrow’s leaders for improving the public’s health.


Established in July 1997, we are the only school of public health in the nation’s capital. Students from almost every US state and countries around the world pursue undergraduate, graduate and doctoral-level degrees in public health.



Milken Institute School of Public Health and its programs have full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health. The program in health services administration is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. Institutions who receive these accreditations undergo a rigorous review process that evaluates the quality of instruction, curriculum, research, student experience and success of graduates in the job market. In addition, some employment opportunities are only available to graduates of accredited schools and programs. Milken Institute School of Public Health is also a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and the American Public Health Association.



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Latest News

Recap of 2016 Avance Center Conference

The 2016 conference, Advancing Health Equity for Latino Youth and Families, featured a keynote from WAMU's Senior Reporter Armando Trull.

Studying the Milken Institute School of Public Health Building

Each year, students in the Sustainable Energy and Environment class take a tour that culminates on our LEED Platinum building’s roof.

Student Laura Popielski Gives Inside Perspective as Miriam’s Kitchen Volunteer Sous Chef

Laura, an MPH in public health nutrition student, says Miriam's Kitchen is "a great place to learn and a great place to serve.”