School and Ranking Information
Most of the schools offering programs in health sciences and related fields in Louisville are 4-year private institutions. Based on school type, program offerings and student services, the following school is considered a top area school for a health sciences-related education:
- Winner: University of Louisville is the only 4-year public school in the area with programs in the field. The university offers related undergraduate and graduate degrees in public health.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Louisville|
|Rankings||Tied for #161 for National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$9,946 (in-state), $23,834 (out-of-state)**|
|Public Health Degrees Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate|
|Public Health Degrees Awarded (Master's) in 2013||24**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||53%**|
|Noteworthy||Kentucky Public Health Association U of L Chapter and the School of Public Health and Information Sciences Student Council for student engagement***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Louisville
University of Louisville
- The public health school is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
- The MPH program employs state-of-the-art technology and features a faculty that has gained countrywide recognition
- The public health school's MPH program has rolling admissions
- Students in border states can qualify for tuition scholarships
University of Louisville enrolls more than 21,000 students and has a low student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The university's 3 campuses include the Belknap Campus, ShelbyHurst Campus and Health Sciences Center. The School of Public Health and Information Sciences is contained within the Health Sciences Center, which is found near downtown Louisville.
The School of Public Health and Information Sciences offers a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Public Health, a Master of Public Health and a PhD in Public Health Sciences with a focus on health management. Some core requirements for the BA and BS include biostatistics, current issues in the field and global health. The MPH program may be pursued on either a full-time or part-time basis.
Some core courses for the master's degree include biostatistics, critical thinking and epidemiology. Some available MPH concentrations are environmental and occupational health, health behavior and health management. The PhD program with a health management focus requires 48 credits of coursework, with students studying the areas of public administration, budgeting and health services methods.