Public Health Education at UCSD: Student-centered. Research-focused. Service-oriented.

Welcome to the Public Health Education website for the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science (HWSPH) at UC San DiegoThe HWSPH provides students with a leading-edge curriculum that addresses 21st century public health issues, with access to UC San Diego Health, the region's only academic health system and a living laboratory to study population health, care inequalities and the development of efficient preventive health strategies. Challenges in public health create opportunities in which diversity in students, faculty and research are not just vital, but supported and encouraged. We currently offer the following five degree programs:

Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH)
  • Concentrations offered include:
    • Biostatistics
    • Climate & Environmental Sciences 
    • Community Health Sciences
    • Epidemiology
    • Health Policy & Management Sciences
    • Medicine Sciences
Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Concentrations offered include:
    • Epidemiology
    • Health Behavior
    • Public Mental Health
    • Technology & Precision Health

Master of Science in Biostatistics

Doctoral Program in Biostatistics

Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in Public Health

The JDP in Public Health is housed at both UC San Diego and San Diego State University

  • Tracks offered include:
    • Epidemiology
    • Health Behavior
    • Global Health

These programs are designed to train future public health leaders and practitioners who will forward the department’s mission of improving public health through preventive, behavioral, epidemiologic and clinical research and education.

Meet the Dean: Public Health Convocation 2020