The University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health is educating the next generation of public health practitioners, educators and researchers dedicated to improving community health and advancing disease prevention.
The Arnold School — one of the nation’s first schools of public health — is the only school of public health in South Carolina that meets comprehensive accreditation requirements. For nearly 50 years, it has been South Carolina’s go-to resource, partner and leader in public health research and education. What’s more, the Arnold School has earned recognition as one of the nation’s leading research institutions, ranking No. 6 among all public universities in funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Explore, Discover, Lead
The Arnold School of Public Health offers 34 degree and certificate options from undergraduate to graduate across seven disciplines. The nation’s sixth highest NIH-funded public university school of public health, it is home to the nation’s No. 1 Exercise Science doctoral program, according to the National Academy of Kinesiology. USC's exercise and sport science programs also rank No. 4 in the nation, according to ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments.AREAS OF STUDY
Student body president turned OB-GYN brings public health mindset to patient care
Since graduating from medical school, former student body president turned OB-GYN Ross Lordo has been making meaningful connections with patients in Greenville.
Improving care in the Stroke Belt
As the state’s flagship institution, the University of South Carolina is well has many strengths in both research and treatment of stroke and aphasia — a common consequence of stroke characterized by difficulty speaking or understanding others’ speech. The research is critically important in the state with the seventh-highest incidence of stroke mortality in the U.S.
2024 heart health faculty experts list
February is American Heart Month. The University of South Carolina is home to many faculty members who are available to offer their expertise in cardio care and research.
New Brain Health Network, Brain Health Center address need for better dementia assessment
When it comes to risk factors for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, the Palmetto State checks every box, from high incidence of stroke and diabetes to heart disease and obesity.
Making a Difference
At the Arnold School, our top programs and sought-after experts are educating future health professionals and practitioners. While we were among the nation’s first, today we are one of the nation’s best. One reason our undergraduate program is reliably the largest among schools of public health in the nation.MAJORS AND DEGREES