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USC Department of Preventive Medicine

USC's home for public health sciences

Programs in public health, biostatistics, data science and epidemiology

Our programs prepare students for a variety of careers in the public health and population sciences. Employers tell us that USC students and graduates are some of the most prepared job candidates they encounter, possessing real-world, practical skills and knowledge they can apply to the job immediately.




Rated #8 on Reuters Top 100 World's Most Innovative Universities 2019



Year-round starts

Begin your studies when the timing is right for you - in the spring, summer or fall. We offer rolling admission for all of our Master's and PhD programs.


Practical skills

Put real-world skills you have learned into practice during a practicum, capstone or thesis project at the culmination of your program.


Career guidance

Our dedicated career counselor and globally connected faculty can help you find your niche as part of a vast and far-reaching Trojan network.


Online available

Students in our on-campus or 100% online MPH programs are encouraged equally to participate in opportunities and activities on campus.


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Join a family of leaders

USC is one of the world's leading research universities thanks to dedicated faculty, students and staff. Our department ranks second, nationally, in funding from the National Institutes of Health among departments of preventive medicine and public health, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. More than 100 multidisciplinary faculty teach in USC's public health sciences, giving students unparalleled access to one-on-one mentorship and global professional connections.