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Public Health, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Indiana, PA, United States
Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Public Health major features four different tracks, all of which offer experiential learning and field experiences. The goal of a career in public health is to prevent disease, prolong life, and promote health through organized efforts and informed choices by communities, organizations, and individuals. 
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The Bachelor of Science in Public Health program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania prepares students to meet the growing demand for public health professionals.

IUP’s Public Health program follows the Accreditation Criteria for Standalone Baccalaureate Programs in Public Health adopted by the Council on Education for Public Health in 2013. This brand-new program incorporates a solid grounding in social, natural, and health sciences, as well as mathematics and humanities. Courses are taught by professors from numerous academic departments to provide an interdisciplinary education.

Careers in Public Health

  • According to the World Health Organization, “globally…24 percent of the burden of disease and 23 percent of all deaths can be attributed to environmental factors.” Reduction of environmental and social risk factors could prevent nearly a quarter of the global burden of disease. IUP graduates are prepared to address these risk factors and make a difference in the lives of individuals across Pennsylvania, the nation, and the globe.
  • National and regional studies indicate a strong demand for trained public health professionals. Professional jobs related to public health—epidemiologists, environmental scientists and protection technicians, health educators, and medical social workers—are projected to increase from 2014 to 2024 by at least 23 percent. Graduates with a degree in public health are prepared to enter the field immediately after graduation or go on to a master’s degree program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Public Health Curriculum

Whether you want to understand and prevent diseases, evaluate occupational hazards, examine mental health issues, or improve health across populations, IUP has a concentration for you. Public Health majors can choose to specialize in any of our four tracks:

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Global and Rural Communities

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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