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Public Health

Introduction

Saint Louis University is the only Jesuit and only Catholic College for Public Health and Social Justice in the United States. Dedicated to the Jesuit mission, the public health program fosters leaders who will immediately impact their community both locally and globally.

Public Health students begin their undergraduate studies at the SLU - Madrid campus, where they complete their first-year and sophomore level coursework. Upon completion of the first two years of study, Public Health students transfer to the SLU - Missouri campus, located in the United States, for their junior and senior level coursework. Public Health students who choose to study 2 years in Madrid followed by 2 years in Missouri receive the same diploma as Public Health students who study all 4 years at SLU - Missouri campus. All Public Health students receive a Saint Louis University Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree.

The degree program, accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, is important both for students who want to enter the health workforce with a bachelor degree as well as students who want to pursue graduate education (health administration, public health, medicine, law, and more).

A student may apply to the accelerated 4+1 program at SLU-Missouri at the end of their junior year. This program allows for a student to complete their Masters in Public Health with one additional year after their bachelor’s degree.

A student may apply to the Public Health Pre-Med track, which, while providing students with a degree in Public Health, also allows them to complete courses required for application to medical schools.

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