About Public Health

Dr. Kendall Leser, Director of the Public Health Program, shares thoughts with a pair of students.

Public Health is a field of study focused on preventing illness and promoting health in individuals, communities, and society as a whole. The Public Health major at Miami builds on the university's strengths in 4 areas:

  • Human Disease & Epidemiology
  • Health Policy & Administration
  • Public Health Promotion
  • Behavioral Public Health

Students will choose a concentration in one of these specialty areas, as well as complete a core curriculum covering the fundamental elements of public health. These curricula prepare students for either graduate school or employment in the field.