Some schools that offer a degree or diploma in public health include Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, Columbia University, University of North Carolina and University of Michigan. Several universities in California, such as the University of California in Berkeley, University of California in Los Angeles, San Diego State University and Loma Linda University, offer public health programs.
Johns Hopkins University's public health master's program is one of the top-ranked in the United States as of 2015, states U.S. News. Students in the program take core courses in biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, public health biology and practice, and management sciences, and they then focus their studies in a specific area of interest such as child and adolescent health, health systems and policy or infectious diseases. To graduate, the students need to complete a practicum experience and capstone projects as well as the coursework.
Also highly rated, the University of North Carolina's health behavior master's of public health program requires 54 credits with 27 core health behavior credits and 12 core public health credits. A diploma requires a practicum experience and capstone project as well.
Harvard's public health program requires either 45 credits or 65 credits depending on the student's level of experience and current degrees. Students can choose from a variety of fields of study within the public health spectrum, such as health policy, global health, health management and environmental health.