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Public Health

Customize Your Curriculum. Learn from Renowned Faculty. Gain Real-world Experience.

Study in the classroom, in the field, in the lab, or right from your own home and put your education into action.  

A public health degree from the University of Cincinnati allows you to gain real-world experience from our interdisciplinary experts spanning multiple colleges. They bring hands-on knowledge and in-the-moment experience from the community clinic, hospital, and health services team – directly to you.

Program Overview:

Choose a major or minor and jumpstart your future.

The University of Cincinnati’s (UC) public health degree program pulls expertise from our renowned faculty representing a range of public health and social science colleges to provide innovative curricula that focus on key aspects of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health.

This unique interdisciplinary program, offering both major and minor tracks of study, offers a versatile education that examines emerging issues in public health, the social and behavioral aspects of preventing disease, environmental health concepts, the changing U.S. health care system, and the monitoring of diseases in the community. Students can begin their studies at one of our regional colleges and transition into the four-year program track to complete their degree.

Why choose UC’s Public Health Program?

The time is now. Public Health professionals have never been more important to our global society. With an increasingly aging population and the rising need for healthcare policies and reform during a global pandemic, skilled health care professionals are in demand.

Job growth in healthcare is expected to rise 14% from 2018 to 2028 and employment of medical and health services managers is projected to increase 32% from 2019 to 2029.

UC’s public health program allows you to select from a diverse offering of classes, either online or in the classroom, from multiple colleges. Expert faculty from the College of Medicine, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Design Architecture, Art and Planning create a diverse offering of electives to provide a multi-disciplinary curriculum. The public health program includes two and four-year tracks of study.  UC has many post-graduate health-related programs to customize a personal academic plan to meet your goals. 

Whether you want to advance within the healthcare profession or pursue post-secondary academic studies, a degree major or minor in Public Health from UC will prepare you to positively impact the health and well-being of communities around the globe.


“As a premier urban public research institution, our purpose is to educate, engage and enhance the global community. The time is now, in the midst of a global pandemic, to pull together the expertise of UC’s renowned faculty to prepare our future leaders for a career in the field of public health. 
- Regan Johnson, M.Ed., Assistant Professor

Curriculum and Core Areas of Study:

A degree major in public health provides students an understanding of the principles of public health as well as emerging issues in public health that affect our global society. This program of study integrates key aspects of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through people, organizations, and community. Areas of concentrated study include health promotion and education, prevention science and urban health. Students can select from a pool of more than 50 courses, with the assistance of an academic advisor, to create a personalized learning plan that includes hands-on experiences.

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    Post Graduate Studies:

    Students who graduate with a public health degree can continue their education at UC.  Consider the following post-graduate degree programs. Please note: It is important you review the pre-requisite course and admission requirements for all programs: 

    Contact Us

    Public Health

    Medical Sciences Building
    231 Albert Sabin Way
    PO Box 670552
    Cincinnati, OH 45267-0552
    Phone: 513-558-2589