Zilber School of Public Health students in the computer lab

Public health practitioners and researchers create conditions for everyone, everywhere to have equal opportunities to be healthy and live well. As Wisconsin’s only accredited school of public health, we prepare leaders who generate and apply the science of prevention to address the most pressing health issues facing communities and populations. 

All of our degree programs include required field experiences, giving our students real-world practice and professional connections even before they graduate.

Positioned on the shore of Lake Michigan, 90 miles north of Chicago, Milwaukee is a nature enthusiast’s paradise with over 140 parks and 150 miles of trails. Milwaukee has also been named one of the most unexpected cities for high-tech innovation by Techie.com, a top 12 art city by Art Place, and a top 10 emerging downtown by Forbes.

The BS in public health provides students with real-world knowledge, skills and experiences – both in the classroom and the community. You will learn how to diagnose, analyze and solve a range of public health challenges.
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Increase your impact with a graduate degree in public health. We offer many degree options, including five master’s of public health tracks, an MS in biostatistics, and an accelerated master’s degree program that allows our students to receive their bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years.
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Learn with world-class faculty who are engaged in cutting-edge public health research in Milwaukee’s diverse and dynamic communities. Our doctoral students can choose between PhD programs in environmental health sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, and community and behavioral health promotion.
Our student services staff are here to make your transition to UWM as seamless as possible. Students looking for a change of major or official institutional transfer can learn more about credit equivalency, eligibility and application.
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At the Zilber School of Public Health, we welcome students from all over the world and encourage international students to apply to our exciting variety of degree programs.
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I love public health because it is so multifaceted and I’m never bored. After graduation, I will be working as a constituent services intern for U.S. Rep. Sean Casten.

Hannah ZelmsBSPH alum, 2021

Find yourself in public health

What is your passion? There is a public health career for you.

  • Sociology and psychology? Choose a career in community health and health promotion.
  • Political science and government? You’ll enjoy working in policy and advocacy.
  • Math and numbers? Change health outcomes with data analysis and biostatistics.
  • Discovering causes of disease? Make your mark in epidemiology and disease prevention.
  • Biology and ecology? Your future career may be in environmental health.


Our students learn, research and discover in some of the university’s newest and best-equipped facilities.

Take a virtual tour today from anywhere in the world. Then, schedule a visit to meet us in person.

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