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Arnold School of Public Health

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Public Health

The Arnold School offers several public health degrees, including a Master of Public Health in General Public Health, a Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health and two bachelor's degree options. Several dual degree programs are also available. 

Public health encompasses a wide variety of areas, such as biostatistics; environmental health sciences; epidemiology; health promotion, education, and behavior; exercise science; communication sciences and disorders; and health services policy and management. Our General Public Health programs allow students to focus on public health from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students will acquire a broad understanding of public health concepts, issues, and opportunities.


Graduate Degree Programs

We offer advanced degrees in general public health including dual degree programs with medicine and pharmacy as well as a graduate certificate. Find the degree option that works best for you then explore the application deadlines and requirements for each degree.


Undergraduate Degree Programs

As a public health major, you can choose from two different undergraduate degree programs. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) curriculum is for students who want to apply the degree to social and behavioral sciences, while the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) is for students who are interested in a broad-based natural science. Take a closer look at the Public Health B.A. and B.S. degrees to find the one that fits you best.


Public Health Programs News

Spencer Eason-Riddle

May graduate juggles academics with football and volunteer work

Spencer Eason-Riddle extensive volunteer work has resulted in several awards (2017 & 2018 Team Community Service Award, 2017 & 2018 All-SEC Community Service Team) while making an impact on the populations he's served.

Caroline Carlyle

December graduate combines public health and law to pursue career in healthcare policy

Caroline Carlyle has been interning with a consulting firm while she prepares to begin law school this fall. She’s interested in politics, particularly healthcare policy, and ways to combat rising healthcare costs and the health insurance crisis.


Gamecocks track and field star completes public health degree to fulfill dream of becoming an airline pilot

During his USC athletic career, Titi was named South Eastern Conference Athlete of the week three separate times and selected as an All-American Athlete seven times. In 2018, he received the South Eastern Conference Scholar of the Year Award. 

Wendy Long

Arnold School alumna Wendy Long (master of public health) selected as Nashville’s director of health

Wendy Long, a graduate of the Arnold School’s master of public health program, has been named director of health for the city of Nashville. She is transitioning into the new role from her current position as director of Tennessee’s TennCare program early this year. 

Rebekah Laughridge

December graduate fights food insecurity by addressing barriers to affordability and accessibility of healthy local food

Now that she has graduated, Rebekah Laughridge is pursuing a position that combats food insecurity by focusing on increasing the accessibility and affordability of local foods through the use of best community-based, economic, and sustainable practices.

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