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Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health Rises in U. S. News Rankings—in Top 20 Nationwide

Exterior of the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health

March 12, 2019

The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University has risen to number 19 (out of 118 public health schools and programs with published rankings) in the U.S. News & World Report 2020 rankings of the nation’s Best Graduate Schools. The School has moved up six spots from the last round of rankings in 2015, and is now the highest ranked of all public health schools and programs in Philadelphia and the surrounding region.

Dornsife’s new ranking reflects the growing reputation of the School as a center of excellence in policy-relevant research and training programs in population health. Key areas of emphasis for the School include improving health in cities, eliminating health disparities, and promoting the translation of evidence into policy and practice. The School has experienced extraordinary growth since the last round of rankings, reflected in more than 25 new faculty, a doubling of research dollars, a revamped masters of public health program, and the launching of additional masters and doctoral programs across various public health specialties.

Faculty and students are deeply committed to policy relevant and community-based work that addresses public health challenges locally, nationally, and around the world. In recognition of its civic engagement and community service, Dornsife was the inaugural recipient of the Harrison C. Spencer Award for Outstanding Community Service, presented in 2018 by the Association and Schools of Public Health, the national organization representing all accredited schools and programs in public health. The School continues to invest in student success through rigorous training programs that provide real world experience to all its students and continual expansion of public health partners locally and globally.

As a leader in urban health and community engaged public health, the Dornsife School of Public Health continues to advance its historical commitment to health as a human right and to social justice as key to improving population health.