• July 23, 2014

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Public Health

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Boston U.
School of Public Health
27 70 23 73 19 71 55 76 28 71
Brown U.
BIOMED: Biostatistics
29 72 37 78 7 61 34 65 17 83
Brown U.
BIOMED: Epidemiology
27 70 22 75 10 55 41 67 21 72
Case Western Reserve U.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
13 51 13 63 59 80 26 45 23 71
Columbia U.
Biostatistics
28 69 40 82 13 48 49 78 24 76
Columbia U.
Environmental Health Sciences
14 61 8 61 23 71 39 63 11 49
Columbia U.
Epidemiology
15 59 8 60 35 76 18 39 17 60
Columbia U.
Sociomedical Sciences
41 81 21 79 72 86 25 44 47 81
Dartmouth College
Evaluative Clinical Sciences
44 83 25 80 37 83 86 91 43 84
Emory U.
Biostatistics
47 81 50 84 40 71 14 33 35 76
Emory U.
Epidemiology
36 80 17 72 33 79 58 79 24 64
Harvard U.
Biological Science and Public Health
1 14 2 29 3 25 47 69 4 34
Harvard U.
Biostatistics
7 34 9 51 10 55 57 78 4 33
Harvard U.
Health Policy
1 11 3 37 3 22 16 36 2 34
Harvard U.
SPH Exposure Epidemiology and Risk
9 48 8 60 25 66 43 70 8 40
Harvard U.
SPH Epidemiology
1 10 1 12 33 57 50 75 1 4
Harvard U.
SPH Health Policy and Management
13 50 11 62 58 83 13 32 7 52
Harvard U.
SPH Nutrition
1 12 1 8 21 54 22 41 1 19
Harvard U.
SPH Occupational Health
1 11 1 12 18 39 86 91 1 11
Harvard U.
SPH Population and International Health
25 69 18 71 63 84 13 31 33 73
Harvard U.
SPH Society Human Development and Health
4 29 3 33 42 74 9 18 4 36
Johns Hopkins U.
Biostatistics
9 45 4 36 15 54 62 79 6 45
Johns Hopkins U.
Epidemiology and Clinical Investigation
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
Johns Hopkins U.
International Health
57 83 41 80 59 82 36 57 19 63
Johns Hopkins U.
Mental Health
64 88 51 88 48 85 23 42 49 86
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Public Health
58 85 32 81 24 63 46 71 43 77
Old Dominion U.
Health Services Research
89 91 81 90 91 91 2 9 86 91
Oregon State U.
Public Health
81 89 79 90 86 90 26 48 82 90
San Diego State U. and U. of California at San Diego
Public Health
51 85 19 72 51 82 35 61 23 76
State U. of New York at Albany
Biometry and Statistics
90 91 83 91 88 90 88 91 86 91
State U. of New York at Albany
Environmental Health Sciences
77 89 60 86 56 82 62 80 53 82
State U. of New York at Albany
Epidemiology
64 88 41 84 21 81 44 68 38 86
Temple U.
Health Studies
39 83 46 86 1 52 15 35 60 88
Tulane U.
Public Health and Tropical Medicine
68 87 30 79 80 86 56 77 48 81
U. at Buffalo (SUNY)
Epidemiology and Community Health
31 78 21 78 3 34 81 87 39 81
U. of Alabama at Birmingham
Biostatistics
18 67 21 75 13 69 10 20 35 77
U. of Alabama at Birmingham
Environmental Health Sciences
68 89 70 89 7 76 5 11 73 90
U. of Alabama at Birmingham
Epidemiology
16 58 9 57 21 52 32 50 16 79
U. of Arizona
Epidemiology
8 38 20 71 1 5 12 28 24 79
U. of California at Berkeley
Biostatistics
31 72 23 70 7 47 68 82 35 75
U. of California at Berkeley
Environmental Health Sciences
20 68 9 64 35 69 45 69 6 51
U. of California at Berkeley
Epidemiology
4 22 2 23 19 52 36 55 1 24
U. of California at Berkeley
Health Services and Policy Analysis
18 56 20 67 4 29 63 80 6 41
U. of California at Davis
Epidemiology
29 70 19 69 17 56 45 70 13 52
U. of California at Los Angeles
Biostatistics
12 49 6 54 28 57 18 37 5 29
U. of California at Los Angeles
Community Health Sciences
63 88 29 80 85 90 2 8 54 89
U. of California at Los Angeles
Environmental Health Sciences
58 86 37 84 74 88 82 89 42 85
U. of California at Los Angeles
Epidemiology
22 70 9 60 56 80 77 87 9 38
U. of California at Los Angeles
Health Services
15 59 5 49 38 68 11 26 5 45
U. of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Epidemiology
53 87 23 78 13 73 56 82 48 85
U. of Georgia
Health Promotion and Behavior
38 75 82 91 1 30 2 5 71 87
U. of Illinois at Chicago
Public Health Sciences
64 87 53 85 75 88 12 28 45 81
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Community Health
80 90 88 91 4 89 6 13 82 91
U. of Iowa
Biostatistics
20 64 10 57 54 84 75 85 12 65
U. of Iowa
Epidemiology
26 71 15 69 43 86 46 77 26 80
U. of Iowa
Occupational and Environmental Health
20 70 15 72 24 79 86 91 24 80
U. of Maryland at College Park
Public and Community Health
76 89 62 87 82 89 2 9 50 88
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Public Health
59 83 68 88 9 50 32 50 66 86
U. of Miami
Epidemiology
8 48 15 73 8 80 3 9 46 88
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Biostatistics
1 15 2 29 12 45 64 84 2 25
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Environmental Health Sciences
19 64 8 54 57 83 38 61 39 81
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Epidemiology
3 21 10 56 5 25 10 22 5 38
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Health Behavior and Health Education
7 36 11 63 18 52 1 1 16 74
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Health Services Organization & Policy
22 69 14 68 55 83 23 43 25 75
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Industrial Health
19 63 7 51 15 69 83 89 17 75
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Biostatistics
14 59 12 67 3 21 47 77 11 70
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Environmental Health
31 78 18 76 10 64 30 53 34 75
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Epidemiology
12 51 8 58 1 6 64 80 10 51
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration
34 74 14 66 54 83 66 81 25 69
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Biostatistics
15 53 12 63 50 82 39 60 13 60
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
36 76 41 81 35 67 76 84 15 74
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Epidemiology
11 48 15 69 57 75 35 57 7 43
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Health Behavior and Health Education
22 67 28 79 38 71 12 29 33 75
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Health Policy and Administration
41 74 62 86 14 46 18 36 35 73
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Maternal and Child Health
21 61 55 87 3 28 3 9 28 73
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Biostatistics
15 60 8 61 43 76 52 75 13 60
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Environmental and Occupational Health
28 71 41 82 5 48 11 29 30 74
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Epidemiology
4 30 3 38 9 36 14 34 5 32
U. of South Carolina at Columbia
Public Health
37 78 20 75 61 81 20 39 18 69
U. of South Florida
Public Health
65 86 73 89 31 63 16 35 66 85
U. of Southern California
Biometry
5 34 3 33 4 28 64 83 7 40
U. of Southern California
Epidemiology
17 59 13 66 34 75 32 52 28 67
U. of Southern California
Occupational Science
64 85 83 91 6 41 38 68 79 91
U. of Southern California
Preventive Medicine (Health Behavior)
13 59 17 69 1 41 6 12 18 71
U. of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Public Health
55 83 45 82 55 76 12 29 14 72
U. of Washing-
ton

Biostatistics
5 30 4 41 13 42 60 79 5 33
U. of Washing-
ton

Environmental and Occupational Health
25 69 22 76 11 71 82 88 15 72
U. of Washing-
ton

Epidemiology
3 26 3 45 20 49 54 76 4 27
U. of Washing-
ton

Health Services
12 51 12 69 3 15 17 38 9 49
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Population Health
11 55 15 70 5 64 47 69 23 65
Virginia Common-
wealth U.

Biostatistics
35 75 29 76 12 42 36 58 34 80
Yale U.
Epidemiology & Public Health
3 22 3 37 4 26 39 60 3 24
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.

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