School of Public Health



The School of Public Health ranked sixth in the nation in the most recent US News & World Report survey of graduate schools of public health, and third among publicly funded schools of public health.


There are approximately 70 faculty in the department. Additionally, more than one hundred health professionals and scientists hold adjunct and affiliate appointments.


Faculty research is highly interdisciplinary and encompasses a broad range of topics, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, cardiovascular disease, maternal and child health, injury, trauma and violence, women’s health, diseases of aging, and Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to infectious agents, faculty research focuses on behavioral, nutritional, genetic, metabolic, environmental and medical factors associated with disease risk and disease outcome.

Graduate Degrees Offered

Master of Public Health (MPH)Master of Science (MS)Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
See Graduate Certificate Programs

Partner Centers & Institutions

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Group Health Research Institute, Center for AIDS and STD Research, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, and more.