The Department of Public Health at Baylor University is a team of scientists committed to measuring health, promoting health equity, improving the well-being of vulnerable and underserved populations in every community, and training the next generation of public health researchers and practitioners. We value the diversity of students, faculty, communities, and ideas, and collaborate to serve and support the health of vulnerable and underserved populations.
The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) at Baylor is a nationally accredited degree program that prepares students to promote healthy lifestyles and enhance quality of life for individuals and communities.
The on-campus MPH program offers a strong practice-based approach, global health opportunities, and low faculty-student ratio to provide students with a quality learning experience that can enhance career development.
The online MPH program is designed for compassionate, aspiring public health advocates, preparing students to serve others and improve quality of life across populations by promoting health and wellness locally and globally.
Students in the PhD in Public Health program learn to analyze and inform public health approaches, examine sweeping public health issues, build a career in public health research, and use that research to make a difference
"I could see how Public Health students had an impact on the community in real time, instead of sitting in a classroom and reading about it in a textbook or hearing about it in a lecture."
"Our classroom is all over the place. The Public Health program at Baylor trains you to work in all different arenas of health and healthcare."
"The experiences in the joint degree provided me with a toolbox that included research and writing skills, a hunger for helping educate others, and the confidence to continue pursuing my goals."
Play Streets, which are temporary closures of streets or publicly accessible places for play, were originally implemented in urban areas to create a safe place for youth to be active near their homes. Researcher Renée Umstattd Meyer, PhD, MCHES, FAAHB, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Public Health in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, is writing the playbook for how to transform these place-based interventions to also serve underserved rural communities.
Jason R. Carter, PhD, Dean of Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, has announced two key leadership appointments related to transitions within the College. Effective June 1, 2024, Nadine Welch has been appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate and International Studies and Leigh Greathouse, PhD, has been appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Public Health.
With the New Year in sight, it is time to reflect back on the significant developments and exciting happenings from the past year for Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. Read more about 10 highlights from Robbins College’s 2023 year in review.
For Hispanic Heritage Month, Baylor's Robbins College is highlighting a few of our outstanding Hispanic and Latino Americans Bears. Lara Arce is a joint-degree Public Health student whose unique perspective and cultural emphasis on community and family is making an impact at Baylor and beyond.