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U of M School of Public Health Maintains Top Standing in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Minneapolis/St.Paul | April 25, 2023

The U of M School of Public Health (SPH) maintains a top standing as the No. 6 public school of public health (No. 12 overall), according to the U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings, placing the school in the top 5 percent of more than 220 CEPH-accredited schools and programs.

“We are honored to serve students from across the country and the world in a school deeply committed to justice, inclusion, antiracism, and health equity,” says SPH Interim Dean Tim Beebe. “As the #6 public school of public health in the U.S., we are proud of our stellar degree offerings, the opportunities we give each person to succeed, and the research we do everyday to help move communities toward a healthier future.” 

SPH has been ranked among the top six public schools of public health since the rankings began in 1987, and its biostatistics PhD program holds the No. 9 ranking. Additionally this year, our Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program maintained its No. 2 standing. The program has held a position in the top three ranked programs for nearly two decades. 

“We are honored to be ranked #2 again by our peer programs,” says Associate Professor Katie White, head of the MHA program. “Our program is proud of its longstanding tradition with a theory-based, practice-enabled curriculum and highly engaged MHA alumni network and community partners. The ranking gives credence to the excellence of our faculty, staff, and alumni and our place in the top-notch School of Public Health.” 

Read more about the MHA ranking. 

U.S. News & World Report ranks schools of public health annually based on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to deans, other administrators, and faculty at accredited programs and schools of public health. Respondents are asked to rate the academic quality of programs on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding), and the schools with the highest average scores appear in the rankings.

More information about the rankings and methodology can be found on the U.S. News & World Report website.

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