About Us

About Us

Welcome to Baylor University’s Department of Public Health.

** Accredited by Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)**

Our nationally accredited public health program includes a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree, a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with specialization in Community Health, and a joint BSPH/MPH degree. We prepare our students to promote healthy lifestyles and enhance quality of life for individuals and communities.

Public health educators work in a variety of exciting work settings that include nonprofit community health organizations, public health agencies, worksite and health promotion programs, schools, university wellness programs, and voluntary health agencies (American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, etc.). The core competencies of the public health profession and those of a health education specialist serve as the framework for our curriculum. To date, 100% of our graduates who have taken the national certification exam have succeeded in becoming a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Our strong practice-based approach, global health opportunities, and low faculty-student ratios provide our students with a quality learning experience that can enhance career development. Our students often tell us they enjoy the opportunities we provide for them to learn as they serve and serve as they learn.