Berkeley Public Health No. 9 in U.S. News Rankings

Program is No. 6 in first-ever rankings for Environmental Health Sciences

The UC Berkeley School of Public Health has once again excelled in school rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report, placing it as No. 9 (tied with UCLA) out of 206 Master of Public Health programs in the U.S. accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

The rankings are based solely on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to deans, other administrators, or faculty at accredited degree programs or schools. The survey had a 38% response rate.

For the first time this year, U.S. News ranked five master’s level specialties. For these specialty rankings, public health schools’ deans and other academics were asked to nominate up to 15 programs noted for their excellence in each specialty area, according to a press release from U.S. News. To be included on these lists, a program must have received a minimum of seven nominations.

Berkeley Public Health’s program rankings:

  • No. 6 Environmental Health Sciences
  • No. 9  Biostatistics
  • No. 11  Epidemiology
  • No. 11  Social and Behavioral Sciences (tracks to Community Health Sciences)
  • No. 13  Health Policy & Management

For these specialty rankings, public health schools’ deans and other academics were asked on the most recent survey to nominate up to 15 programs noted for their excellence in each specialty area.

“I am really pleased to see the hard work and dedication of our faculty, students, and staff pay off in our consistent top-ten ranking,” said UC Berkeley School of Public Health Dean Michael C. Lu. “Over the past three-plus years, the importance of public health has become ever more apparent. Our students leave Berkeley Public Health equipped to become the public health changemakers we need to fight for health equity and social justice and solve the most pressing public health challenges of our time.”

Congratulations and thank you to all our faculty, students, researchers, and staff who collaborate everyday to make Berkeley Public Health a world-class institution.

See the full 2023 ranking of Public Health Programs at the U.S. News & World Report website.


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