About

We Are Shaping the Future of Public Health

The West Virginia University School of Public Health is dedicated to tackling critical public health issues facing the citizens of West Virginia and the Appalachian region.

Through community engagement projects, innovation and research, students and faculty are engaged in partnerships or projects in nearly every county in West Virginia. Research and service efforts focus on contemporary issues associated with injury and disease prevention, elimination of health disparities and policy solutions.

The WVU School of Public Health is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The only accredited public health program in the state, the School is home to undergraduate and graduate programs in various public health disciplines at the BS, MPH, MS and PhD levels.

The School’s resources and capacity for research, innovation, discovery and partnerships make WVU a foundational choice for a career in public health practice and academia. Our groundbreaking research and outreach programs help solve complex problems with local impact and global significance.

Students entering our programs can expect the following:

  • Affordable programs and student employment opportunities
  • Experienced faculty mentors
  • Small class sizes
  • Interdisciplinary research opportunities
  • Collaborative practice-based partnership opportunities throughout the region
  • An active Student Association of Public Health (SAPH)
  • SPH Student Ambassador opportunities

Our programs prepare students for a variety of careers in public health or academia. As public health practitioners, researchers, and educators, our graduates are helping communities address health threats, promote wellness and develop policies and programming that transform lives.