About Berkeley Public Health
Our public health innovators and changemakers are bending the arc of the moral universe toward health equity and social justice.
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
At UC Berkeley School of Public Health, health equity and social justice are part of our DNA. For more than 75 years, we’ve been pushing boundaries and challenging the status quo.
We believe that universities exist not only for the generation of knowledge and education of students, but for the betterment of our community and the world. In the next decade, we plan to harness our commitment to antiracism and community engagement to become the world’s leading school of public health for social impact.
Berkeley Public Health is preparing the students in our 20+ graduate programs—as well as our healthy cohort of undergraduate students—to become public health changemakers. As future public health leaders, they will push forward our vision of the basic human right to a healthy life.
And our faculty, researchers, and 18,000 alumni are already using their education and skills to improve the health and welfare of our communities, the state and the world. They are especially focused on innovating solutions to four of the most pressing public health threats of our time: climate change, pandemic threats, chronic diseases, and social inequality.
UC Berkeley is a university whose commitment to social justice empowers us to lead change. And Berkeley Public Health offers students unique opportunities to collaborate with leaders in key science and humanities disciplines; including engineering, computer science, social welfare, public policy, journalism, international development, business, law, and more.
As part of the UC system, Berkeley Public Health has access to unequaled networks across the state and worldwide, including partnerships with UCSF’s premier medical school. Our Bay Area location and its proximity to Silicon Valley allows us to collaborate with businesses, entrepreneurs, and policymakers to be at the forefront of innovations in integrated health delivery, healthy communities, and health policies.
Learn more about our academic programs
Download the Berkeley Public Health brochure
Our campus is an open one. Stop by our building, attend an event, or chat with our ambassadors to learn more about us. Take a walk around campus or contact Berkeley Visitor Services to set up a guided tour.
Once you become a student, you’ll gain access to over ten million volumes in the university’s 18 libraries and will be taught by some of the most distinguished teachers and scholars in the world.
To complement our exciting academic community, UC Berkeley is home to state-of-the-art athletic facilities, nationally ranked sports teams, an art museum, the Pacific Film Archive, the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, and the Bancroft Library, and hosts world-class concerts and events throughCal Performances and at the Greek Theatre.
Experience the fun, eclectic and vibrant culture of Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit the Cal Parents website for more information about campus life, directions and parking and dining and accommodations.
Our Building in Downtown Berkeley
We are located in the Berkeley Way West building, with additional offices across campus.
UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Berkeley Way West
2121 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, California 94720
The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is an independent agency, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health. In 2015, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health was engaged in the reaccreditation process. The CEPH Board of Councilors prepared a final report and acted at its June 15-18, 2016, meeting to accredit the UC Berkeley School of Public Health for a seven-year term, extending to July 1, 2023.