The school offers graduate programs leading to both academic and professional degrees in five departments. The Department of Biostatistics develops statistical and analytical techniques for public health use. The Department of Community Health Sciences addresses behaviors that prevent disease and enhance health; health problems of high-risk groups (women, children, the aged, the poor, the disadvantaged, and racial and ethnic minorities); health education and promotion; public health policy; community nutrition; and international health. The Department of Environmental Health Sciences elucidates health hazards in the general environment and in the workplace. The Department of Epidemiology is concerned with the nature, extent, and distribution of disease and health in populations. The Department of Health Policy and Management deals with the organization, financing, delivery, quality, and distribution of health care services. The school also administers an interdepartmental degree program in molecular toxicology.
See the Curricula and Courses chapter for more information on each department.