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Think of Public Health specialists as the wizards who strive to make our world healthier all around. The great achievements of the public health sector are not limited to the control and reduction of infectious diseases; public health also means safer workplaces, healthier mothers and babies and even healthier foods.

Public Health is a broad field of study that involves improving the conditions and behaviors that affect human health. During a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Public Health, students learn to research public health issues, create and support health policies and undertake educational activities to promote healthy living.

Public health professionals evaluate the overall health of communities, taking into consideration medical, social, and economic factors that impact our wellbeing. Students who graduate with degrees in Public Health generally enter into the following careers:

• Health informatics specialist
• Health care administrator
• Epidemiologist
• Public health manager

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Suggested Masters in Public Health

M.B.A. Strategic Health and Social Care

The internationally recognised Strategic Health and Social Care MBA from Manchester Metropolitan University offers you the chance to build your wider business acumen, as well as learn the specialist tools and techniques needed to confidently lead in this evolving sector and take the next step in your professional development journey.

United Kingdom
Master Healthcare Administration - Systems and Policy

Gain insight into the laws, regulations, court decisions, and health policies that impact service providers through Walden’s 100% Online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. Learn the core competencies and best practices of the profession, including financial management, strategic planning, and economic analysis.

United States
Postgraduate Diploma Public Health

The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health from University of Essex Online is an advanced qualification designed to equip busy health professionals with a recognised qualification from a top UK university while continuing to work at the same time.

United Kingdom

Top Ranked Universities in Public Health on MastersPortal

Universities Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017) Public Health QS Rankings (2018) Social Sciences and Public Heath
Cambridge, United States 1 1
Baltimore, United States 2 2
Seattle, United States 3 8
San Francisco, United States 4 17
Toronto, Canada 5 13
London, United Kingdom 6 6
London, United Kingdom 7 5
Chapel Hill, United States 8 11
New York City, United States 9 9
Oxford, United Kingdom 10 4
Stockholm, Sweden 11 33
Ann Arbor, United States 12 7
Los Angeles, United States 13 10
New Haven, United States 14 13
Atlanta, United States 15 38
London, United Kingdom 16 18
Philadelphia, United States 17 20
Sydney, Australia 18 23
Copenhagen, Denmark 19 30
Rotterdam, Netherlands 20 26
Melbourne, Australia 21 23
Brisbane, Australia 22 22
Vancouver, Canada 23 21
Minneapolis, United States 24 33
San Diego, United States 25 25
Boston, United States 26 40
Durham, United States 27 16
Cambridge, United Kingdom 28 12
Notting Hill, Australia 29 47
Barcelona, Spain 30 83
Sydney, Australia 31 82
Utrecht, Netherlands 32 19
Stanford, United States 33 3
Pittsburgh, United States 34 49
London, United Kingdom 35 50
Nashville, United States 35 56
Providence, United States 37 72
Bristol, United Kingdom 37 43
Montréal, Canada 39 40
Cape Town, South Africa 40 81
Liverpool, United Kingdom 41 111
Amsterdam, Netherlands 42 30
Birmingham, United States 43 173
Maastricht, Netherlands 44 90
Evanston, United States 44 35
Berkeley, United States 46 15
New York City, United States 47 27
Waltham, United States 48 388
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 49 54
Helotes, United States 50 -
Karachi, Pakistan 101 -
Auckland, New Zealand 101 345
Provo, United States 101 345
Berlin, Germany 101 291
Adelaide, Australia 101 284
Berlin Steglitz, Germany 101 157
Shanghai, China 101 150
Southport, Australia 101 136
Mitte, Germany 101 117
Indianapolis, United States 101 225
Leuven, Belgium 101 78
East Lansing, United States 101 60
Athens, Greece 101 195
Taipei, Taiwan 101 163
Galway, Ireland 101 -
Portland, United States 101 278
Barcelona, Spain 101 119
London, United Kingdom 101 183
Brisbane, Australia 101 143
New Brunswick, United States 101 76
Seoul, South Korea 101 145
Shanghai, China 101 237
Tokyo, Japan 101 -
Washington, D. C., United States 101 61
Adelaide, Australia 101 213
Glasgow, United Kingdom 101 122
Sheffield, United Kingdom 101 131
Houston, United States 101 -
Umeå, Sweden 101 102
Bergen, Norway 101 122
Birmingham, United Kingdom 101 126
Irvine, United States 101 133
Gainesville, United States 101 67
Genève, Switzerland 101 192
Göteborg, Sweden 101 132
Leicester, United Kingdom 101 174
Nancy, France 101 -
München, Germany 101 96
Nottingham, United Kingdom 101 108
Paris, France 101 267
Rochester, United States 101 183
Columbia, United States 101 126
Bagong Pagasa, Philippines 101 -
Wageningen, Netherlands 101 52
York, United Kingdom 101 91
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 101 94
Uppsala, Sweden 101 110
Richmond, United States 101 181
New York City, United States 101 318
Marseille, France 151 204
Barcelona, Spain 151 115
Pittsburgh, United States 151 165
Chongqing, China 151 -
Sydney, Australia 151 191
Halifax, Canada 151 242
Philadelphia, United States 151 177
Fairfax, United States 151 186
Washington, D. C., United States 151 115
Manhattan, United States 151 217
Townsville, Australia 151 235
Leiden, Netherlands 151 77
London, United Kingdom 151 42
Evanston, United States 151 -
Bang Yai, Thailand 151 328
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 151 133
Boston, United States 151 223
Gjøvik, Norway 151 161
London, United Kingdom 151 -
Stellenbosch, South Africa 151 292
Swansea, United Kingdom 151 382
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 151 159
Canberra, Australia 151 64
Newcastle, Australia 151 175
Philadelphia, United States 151 -
New Orleans, United States 151 221
Buffalo, United States 151 147
Aberdeen, United Kingdom 151 195
Antwerpen, Belgium 151 192
Tucson, United States 151 70
Badajoz, Spain 151 -
Iowa City, United States 151 155
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain 151 -
Lausanne, Switzerland 151 245
Leeds, United Kingdom 151 78
Winnipeg, Canada 151 297
Marburg, Germany 151 -
Worcester, United States 151 373
Milano, Italy 151 183
Columbia, United States 151 178
Denton, United States 151 364
Oklahoma City, United States 151 -
Porto, Portugal 151 310
Salt Lake City, United States 151 103
Charlottesville, United States 151 159
Lusaka, Zambia 151 -
Winston-Salem, United States 151 -
Detroit, United States 151 207
London, Canada 151 -
Hangzhou, China 151 251
Aalborg, Denmark 201 230
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 201 -
Thessaloníki, Greece 201 -
Tempe Junction, United States 201 32
Cairo, Egypt 201 -
Beijing, China 201 -
Cardiff, United Kingdom 201 99
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 201 199
Changsha, China 201 -
Belo Oriente, Brazil 201 274
Rio Grande, Brazil 201 348
Istanbul, Turkey 201 -
Seoul, South Korea 201 306
Ottawa, Canada 201 233
Baton Rouge, United States 201 206
Cambridge, United States 201 35
Palmerston North, New Zealand 201 284
Charleston, United States 201 393
Vienna, Austria 201 -
St. John's, Canada 201 -
Mexico City, Mexico 201 -
Nanjing, China 201 -
Stillwater, United States 201 394
Oslo, Norway 201 -
Beijing, China 201 54
West Lafayette, United States 201 128
Belfast, United Kingdom 201 207
San Diego, United States 201 156
Roma, Italy 201 214
Jinan, China 201 -
Burnaby, Canada 201 119
Stockholm, Sweden 201 74
Guangzhou, China 201 248
Taipei, Taiwan 201 -
Copenhagen, Denmark 201 247
Tehran, Iran 201 -
College Station, United States 201 129
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 201 141
Jerusalem, Israel 201 153
Athens, United States 201 106
Albuquerque, United States 201 192
Austin, United States 201 45
San Antonio, United States 201 -
Galveston, United States 201 -
Dublin, Ireland 201 202
Bethesda, United States 201 -
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates 201 -
Pelotas, Brazil 201 294
Brussels, Belgium 201 280
Albany, United States 201 189
Bari, Italy 201 -
Belgrade, Serbia 201 -
Bern, Switzerland 201 149
Bologna, Italy 201 225
Bonn, Germany 201 245
Canberra, Australia 201 387
Christchurch, New Zealand 201 310
Cincinnati, United States 201 201
Köln, Germany 201 207
Denver, United States 201 264
Storrs, United States 201 162
Düsseldorf, Germany 201 342
Norwich, United Kingdom 201 85
Exeter, United Kingdom 201 72
Freiburg, Germany 201 122
Granada, Spain 201 227
Hamburg, Germany 201 189
Urbana, United States 201 93
Lexington, United States 201 219
Zomba, Malawi 201 -
College Park, United States 201 57
Amherst Center, United States 201 135
Kansas City, United States 201 -
Montpellier, France 201 -
Naples, Italy 201 -
Orsay, France 201 385
Perugia, Italy 201 -
Adelaide, Australia 201 195
University, United States 201 153
Odense, Denmark 201 141
Tampere, Finland 201 282
Hobart, Australia 201 283
Montevideo, Uruguay 201 -
Tromsø, Norway 201 270
Tübingen, Germany 201 139
Turku, Finland 201 251
Ulm, Germany 201 -
Coleraine, United Kingdom 201 -
Valencia, Spain 201 352
Coventry, United Kingdom 201 139
Waterloo, Canada 201 146
Harare, Zimbabwe 201 -
Paris, France 201 -
Brussels, Belgium 201 178
Pullman, United States 201 242
Wuhan, China 201 306
Beirut, Lebanon 301 207
Beersheba, Israel 301 325
Gold Coast, Australia 301 -
Santiago, Chile 301 294
Milano, Italy 301 373
Prague, Czech Republic 301 262
Chiang Mai, Thailand 301 -
Beijing, China 301 -
Taichung, Taiwan 301 -
Bangkok, Thailand 301 -
Lyon, France 301 -
Fort Collins, United States 301 289
Madrid, Spain 301 264
Manhattan, United States 301 257
Durham, United Kingdom 301 104
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 301 367
Florianópolis, Brazil 301 -
Atlanta, United States 301 181
Hannover, Germany 301 -
Hasselt, Belgium 301 -
Bloomington, United States 301 63
Ames, United States 301 259
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 301 -
Melbourne, Australia 301 251
Linköping, Sweden 301 241
Loughborough, United Kingdom 301 150
Innsbruck, Austria 301 -
Kampung Baru Subang, Malaysia 301 -
Taipei, Taiwan 301 -
Lisbon, Portugal 301 331
Oslo, Norway 301 -
Örebro, Sweden 301 -
Corvallis, United States 301 207
Plymouth, United Kingdom 301 259
Princeton, United States 301 59
Kingston, Canada 301 232
Chicago, United States 301 -
Saint Louis, United States 301 359
Syracuse, United States 301 -
Stony Brook, United States 301 143
Seoul, South Korea 301 362
Zürich, Switzerland 301 64
München, Germany 301 217
Philadelphia, United States 301 178
Dundee, United Kingdom 301 306
Reading, United Kingdom 301 276
Dallas, United States 301 -
Tokyo, Japan 301 -
Dresden, Germany 301 320
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain 301 -
Grenoble, France 301 370
Cork, Ireland 301 380
Dublin, Ireland 301 284
Bath, United Kingdom 301 255
Bochum, Germany 301 340
Bordeaux, France 301 -
Brasília, Brazil 301 -
Brighton, United Kingdom 301 -
Buenos Aires, Argentina 301 -
Boulder, United States 301 97
Essen, Germany 301 389
Joensuu, Finland 301 336
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 301 353
Accra, Ghana 301 378
Guelph, Canada 301 380
Houston, United States 301 310
Reykjavik, Iceland 301 396
Ioannina, Greece 301 -
Lawrence, United States 301 186
Leipzig, Germany 301 368
Lisbon, Portugal 301 219
Ljubljana, Slovenia 301 329
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 301 227
Boston, United States 301 244
Milano, Italy 301 -
Nairobi, Kenya 301 -
Pamplona, Spain 301 -
Oulu, Finland 301 333
Padua, Italy 301 300
Pécs, Hungary 301 -
Pretoria, South Africa 301 348
Saskatoon, Canada 301 -
St Andrews, United Kingdom 301 240
Stirling, United Kingdom 301 309
Brighton, United Kingdom 301 111
Turin, Italy 301 236
Ulsan, South Korea 301 -
Burlington, United States 301 355
Sydney, Australia 301 248
Wollongong, Australia 301 168
Würzburg, Germany 301 -
Zaragoza, Spain 301 299
Tarragona, Spain 301 357
Blacksburg, United States 301 175
Seoul, South Korea 301 234
Melbourne, Australia 401 -
Madrid, Spain 401 264
Bangor, United Kingdom 401 -
Bielefeld, Germany 401 316
Brescia, Italy 401 -
London Borough of Harrow, United Kingdom 401 345
Taoyuan City, Taiwan 401 -
Darwin, Australia 401 -
London, United Kingdom 401 325
Paris, France 401 -
Salvador, Brazil 401 -
University Park, United States 401 298
Tallahassee, United States 401 136
Sapporo, Japan 401 -
Wuhan, China 401 -
Wuhan, China 401 -
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 401 -
Keele, United Kingdom 401 -
Khon Kaen, Thailand 401 -
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 401 -
Kyoto, Japan 401 214
Seoul, South Korea 401 -
Lancaster, United Kingdom 401 198
Sydney, Australia 401 288
Milwaukee, United States 401 -
Warsaw, Poland 401 -
Östersund, Sweden 401 -
Nagasaki, Japan 401 -
Nanchang, China 401 -
Singapore, Singapore 401 167
Mexico City, Mexico 401 382
Tainan, Taiwan 401 292
Raleigh, United States 401 325
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 401 -
Osaka-shi, Japan 401 -
Paris, France 401 -
Toulouse, France 401 -
Portland, United States 401 305
Hat Yai, Thailand 401 -
New York City, United States 401 -
Chengdu, China 401 -
Guangzhou, China 401 -
Haifa, Israel 401 -
Temple, United States 401 -
Memphis, United States 401 396
Tilburg, Netherlands 401 259
Beijing, China 401 130
Medellín, Colombia 401 -
Bremen, Germany 401 320
Campinas, Brazil 401 385
Catania, Italy 401 -
Orlando, United States 401 320
Santiago, Chile 401 365
Erlangen, Germany 401 361
Florence, Italy 401 270
Göttingen, Germany 401 270
Halle, Germany 401 -
Ostfildern, Germany 401 -
Hull, United Kingdom 401 -
Jakarta, Indonesia 401 -
Kiel, Germany 401 301
Liège, Belgium 401 -
Limerick, Ireland 401 -
Louisville, United States 401 -
Mainz, Germany 401 330
Málaga, Spain 401 -
Braga, Portugal 401 -
Oxford, United States 401 -
Munster, Germany 401 -
South Bend, United States 401 333
Eugene, United States 401 251
Oviedo, Spain 401 -
Regensburg, Germany 401 -
George Town, Malaysia 401 348
Sevilla, Spain 401 -
Sherbrooke, Canada 401 -
Glasgow, United Kingdom 401 318
Guildford, United Kingdom 401 223
Tartu, Estonia 401 355
Sydney, Australia 401 276
Knoxville, United States 401 269
Palma de Mallorca, Spain 401 -
Lejona, Spain 401 -
Bristol, United Kingdom 401 -
Cape Town, South Africa 401 314
Versailles, France 401 -
Victoria, Canada 401 207
Zagreb, Croatia 401 -
Verona, Italy 401 -
Milano, Italy 401 -
Morgantown, United States 401 377
Toronto, Canada 401 270
Aarhus, Denmark 51 53
Houston, United States 51 222
Ithaca, United States 51 44
Gent, Belgium 51 57
Heidelberg, Germany 51 111
Washington, D. C., United States 51 -
Kampala, Uganda 51 267
Hamilton, Canada 51 66
Paris, France 51 169
Nijmegen, Netherlands 51 -
Auckland, New Zealand 51 122
South Perth, Australia 51 104
Basel, Switzerland 51 95
Chicago, United States 51 71
Montréal, Canada 51 98
Oslo, Norway 51 74
Dunedin, New Zealand 51 158
Ottawa, Canada 51 86
São Paulo, Brazil 51 150
Southampton, United Kingdom 51 86
Los Angeles, United States 51 37
Johannesburg, South Africa 51 69
Amsterdam, Netherlands 51 29
Saint Louis, United States 51 62
Cleveland, United States 76 108
Hanover, United States 76 99
Geelong, Australia 76 101
Irbid, Jordan 76 -
Lund, Sweden 76 80
Singapore, Singapore 76 67
Davie, United States 76 -
University Park, United States 76 38
Bogotá, Colombia 76 -
Columbus, United States 76 45
Calgary, Canada 76 171
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 76 84
Manchester, United Kingdom 76 51
Tokyo, Japan 76 118
Medford, United States 76 166
Edmonton, Canada 76 107
Davis, United States 76 86
Chicago, United States 76 48
Rethymno, Greece 76 -
Groningen, Netherlands 76 86
Helsinki, Finland 76 91
Durban, South Africa 76 230
Baltimore, United States 76 163
South Miami, United States 76 279
Madison, United States 76 28
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 114
Nijmegen, Netherlands - 119
Santa Barbara, United States - 138
Delft, Netherlands - 148
Beijing, China - 169
Atlanta, United States - 172
Enschede, Netherlands - 186
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) - 199
Copenhagen, Denmark - 203
City of Langley, Canada - 204
Colchester, United Kingdom - 216
Syracuse, United States - 227
Haifa, Israel - 238
Vienna, Austria - 238
Milano, Italy - 248
Canterbury, United Kingdom - 256
Richardson, United States - 258
Mannheim, Germany - 262
Wellington, New Zealand - 275
Montréal, Canada - 280
Honolulu, United States - 284
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom - 290
Washington, D. C., United States - 296
Seoul, South Korea - 301
Florence, Italy - 303
Jyväskylä, Finland - 303
Stockholm, Sweden - 313
Milwaukee, United States - 314
Beijing, China - 316
Berlin, Germany - 320
Newton, United States - 324
Taipei, Taiwan - 331
Ramat Gan, Israel - 335
Bournemouth, United Kingdom - 337
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom - 338
Charlotte, United States - 338
Uppsala, Sweden - 341
Moscow, Russia - 343
London, United Kingdom - 343
Eindhoven, Netherlands - 348
Norman, United States - 353
Hamilton, New Zealand - 357
Lincoln, United States - 360
Fayetteville, United States - 362
Ankara, Turkey - 366
Newark, United States - 369
Coimbra, Portugal - 370
Johannesburg, South Africa - 372
Konstanz, Germany - 373
Paradise, United States - 373
Tuscaloosa, United States - 379
London, United Kingdom - 382
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 389
Oxford, United Kingdom - 389
Kent, United States - 392
Denver, United States - 394
Lubbock, United States - 398
Ottawa, Canada - 399
Montreal West, Canada - 399