SLU Public Health & Social Justice
At Saint Louis University's College for Public Health & Social Justice, we are dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service.
The College for Public Health & Social Justice is a new academic unit that combines SLU's accredited Schools of Public Health and Social Work. The college will become fully operational on July 1, 2013.
Combining the fields of public health and social work into this new college provides a wider breadth of education for students in both fields and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration.
The college is the only accredited school of public health in a Catholic, Jesuit university in the nation and the only accredited school of public health in Missouri. Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, the college is one of only 50 fully accredited schools of public health.
The School of Social Work within the college, was founded in 1930, and emerged as one of the first social work programs in the region and the first within the Catholic, Jesuit tradition.
Social justice is the moral foundation for the fields of public health and social work. Consistent with SLU's Jesuit mission of being men and women for others, our academic programs have a strong tradition of focusing on improving the lives of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable populations. Our college's student, faculty and staff are working to improve our community through our many achievements in teaching, research and service. We believe that together, we can do more.
Our interactive teaching methods are aimed at integrating community-based practice with classroom activities and discussions. Our curriculum facilitates an atmosphere of intellectual dialogue that characterizes relationships between our students and faculty. Our internationally recognized faculty have attracted extensive government and foundation support for our research programs including more than $74 million in research dollars from the CDC, NIH, HRSA and other private and public sources.
The students, faculty and staff of the college support our local and global communities through our community service programs, partnerships and research. In collaboration with our community partners, the college is home to seven specialized centers and institutes including the Prevention Research Center and Institute for Biosecurity.
SLU's College for Public Health & Social Justice offers:
- A well-rounded Jesuit education that teaches "the whole person" - mind, body, heart and spirit.
- 5 Undergraduate degrees and 3 minors in the fields of public health, social work and criminology & criminal justice
- Innovative 4+1 options that allow students to receive both an undergraduate and graduate degree in five years
- A Master of Public Health (MPH) with concentrations in 8 areas
- A top ten ranked Master of Health Administration (MHA) program
- 2 graduate programs in social work
- 7 dual-degree programs, including degrees combined with allied health, business, law, and medicine
- An innovative Doctoral Degree in Public Health Studies with concentrations in 7 areas
- 74 full-time faculty members who hold the highest degree in their field
- Several merit-based graduate level scholarships and graduate research assistantships
The College for Public Health & Social Justice is rapidly expanding and we hope that you will join us.
For more information contact:
Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice
3545 Lafayette Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63104
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m., Monday-Friday
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