Public Health, M.P.H.

Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice is committed to social justice and the Jesuit mission as the only accredited Catholic, Jesuit school of public health in the nation. Students who graduate from SLU's Master of Public Health program pass the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam at higher rates than the national average. Over the past several years, nearly 90% of graduates passed the exam compared to the national average of 75 to 85% annually.

Program Highlights

Graduate-level public health classes are taught by faculty members who are internationally recognized as leaders in public health research and practice and have diverse research interests. In addition to traditional classroom-based learning, students gain experience through applied learning opportunities with community partners.  

STEM OPT Eligible Options

Biostatistics, epidemiology and all joint concentrations with epidemiology are designated as STEM OPT eligible programs for international students.

Choose From Eight Concentrations

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The College for Public Health and Social Justice offers several ways to help finance graduate education.  Opportunities include a limited number of merit-based scholarships and graduate research assistantships.  Awards are made to applicants with the highest combinations of GPAs and test scores who complete their applications by the priority deadlines.

For more information, visit the student financial services office online at


The College for Public Health and Social Justice is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). 


View a PDF of the Most Recent CEPH Self-Study (July 2016)  

Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions, please contact:
Bernie Backer
Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions