Change the World

At the School of Public Health, we engage in impactful and innovative work that aims to improve quality of life and eliminate health disparities in our communities.

Celebrating 20 Years of Public Health Impact

The UNLV School of Public Health was established in 2004 with the goal of improving the health and well-being of people worldwide. Twenty years later, its departments, programs, and research units are growing and still working to provide a diverse education, practical training experience, and numerous community involvement opportunities to prepare students to become leaders and professionals in the field of Public Health. The School will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2024.

Accredited School of Public Health in Nevada
1 of 68
Accredited Schools of Public Health in the world – Council on Education for Public Health
Top 100
Ranked Master of Healthcare Administration and Policy Program - US News & World Report
Most diverse campus in the nation - US News & World Report


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Centers, Laboratories, and Initiatives

Key Resources

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Your Journey to Success

Climate change, mental health, chronic conditions, healthcare policy, and substance abuse are just a few of the many areas students at the UNLV School of Public Health are working to address. We are preparing the next generation of leaders who are at the forefront of promoting health, preventing diseases and injuries, and protecting entire populations.

What's Happening

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Dec. 4, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s dedication to community and research.

Spooky season at UNLV (Becca Schwartz\UNLV).
Nov. 1, 2023

A chilling collection of news stories focused on research, expert insights, and academic achievement.

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Oct. 18, 2023

The Outstanding Faculty Award winner has spent over 40 years helping us understand health behavior.

Research lab (Josh Hawkins, UNLV).
Oct. 16, 2023

A UNLV-led team studying potentially fatal, diarrhea-causing Shigella bacteria uncovers a possible way to prevent it from causing disease.

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Oct. 5, 2023

The School of Public Health's Alumna of the Year has used her many roles in the medical field to better understand the needs of patients and bring equity to her practice.


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The School of Public Health at UNLV is the first accredited School of Public Health in Nevada, and it is one of less than 80 in the world with this distinction by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

For more information and to view a copy of the CEPH report, please contact Vivian Surwill:

Bachelor's Master's Doctoral CEPH Accredited


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