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The only school of public health in the nation’s capital and currently ranked #11 on U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best Public Health Graduate schools.

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Dean Goldman

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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OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES


Mission

We advance population health, wellbeing, and social justice locally, nationally, and globally by: Applying public health knowledge to enhance policy, practice, and management; Conducting rigorous, basic, applied, and translational research; and Educating the next generation of public health leaders, policy makers, practitioners, scientists, advocates, and managers.

OUR MISSION
Vision

Healthier and safer communities powered by public health.

OUR VISION
History

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.

OUR HISTORY

Accreditation

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.

WHO WE ARE

LEADERSHIP


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FACULTY


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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES


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OUR FACILITIES


Latest News


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