The University of California, Berkeley, is an internationally renowned institution known for excellence and pioneering achievements across all disciplines. The University of California was chartered in 1868 with Berkeley as its flagship campus. Today, Berkeley is the world’s premier public university and a wellspring of innovation. It occupies a 1,232-acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home, its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California as well as nationally and globally.
UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Located in the Bay Area adjacent to the innovative Silicon Valley, the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health (SPH) was founded in 1943 on the Berkeley campus. It is one of 50 schools accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The UC Berkeley SPH improves population health, especially for the most vulnerable, through radical collaborations to meet health needs and achieve health equity. The school achieves this by leading with preeminent education that challenges convention, developing diverse leaders, and producing transformational research on major public health threats and opportunities of today and tomorrow.
The School’s faculty, consistently noted as among the leading scholars in their respective fields, comprises approximately 150 investigators. Among our faculty are Institute of Medicine members, American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows, Fulbright fellows, and National Academy of Sciences members. The School enrolls approximately 700 graduate students a year, as well as educating about 425 undergraduate students through the upper-division public health major. The School’s more than 18,000 graduates can be found making a difference throughout the world, both in the public and private sectors. The UC Berkeley SPH has a mandate and opportunity to embrace diversity, champion social justice, and innovate for healthier people, locally and globally.
Healthy People, Locally and Globally
We improve population health, especially for the most vulnerable, through:
• Radical collaborations to meet priority health needs and achieve health equity in our increasingly diverse communities
• Preeminent education that challenges convention and develops diverse leaders who transform the health of our communities
• Transformational research on the major public health threats and opportunities of today and tomorrow
Health as a Right
We believe in social justice and the basic human right to a healthy life. We strive to reduce or eliminate inequity and injustice that affects the health and dignity of all people, especially those who are most vulnerable. We live a shared commitment to equity among our faculty, students, and staff.
Strength Through Diversity
We embrace diversity in our education, research, and service. It’s the right thing to do and the best strategy for successfully engaging and transforming the communities we care about.
We innovate and train our students to lead innovation. We build a culture that challenges conventional thinking, leverages technology, and builds bridges between basic research, translational research, implementation research, public policy, education, and action.
We demonstrate our commitment to maximum population health impact by focusing our research, education, and service efforts in areas with the potential to have transformative impact on the health of populations locally and globally.
Accreditation and Rankings
The Online Master of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
The UC Berkeley SPH and the Online MPH program are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
U.S. News & World Report ranks UC Berkeley among the top 25 of the nation’s “Best National Universities” and UC Berkeley SPH among the top 10 in the nation’s “Best Graduate Public Health Schools.”