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School of Public Health Maintains U.S. News & World Report #1 Rank

Ever since U.S. News & World Report began ranking graduate schools of public health in 1994, one school has topped the list: the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This year was no exception.

“We are in this position today because of the great work of our faculty, top-notch students, active alumni, dedicated staff and the many donors and organizations that we work with.”

Dean Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH ’87
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

“We are honored and humbled that our peers have once again made us the No. 1 school of public health in the United States, even during this time of explosive growth in public health education,” says Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH ’87, Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “We are in this position today because of the great work of our faculty, top-notch students, active alumni, dedicated staff and the many donors and organizations that we work with. They enable us, through research, education and practice, to protect health and save lives—millions at a time.”

When U.S. News began ranking graduate schools of public health there were 31 accredited schools of public health in the U.S.; today there are more than 50. With more than 2,000 students and 619 full-time faculty, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has remained the nation's largest school of public health throughout this period of rapid growth in graduate public health education. The School’s nearly 20,000 living alumni are spread across the globe in over 148 countries, where they work in ministries of health, international health organizations and in many other top schools of public health.