The Harvard School of Public Health
) is one of the professional graduate schools
of Harvard University
, located in the Longwood Area
of the Boston
neighborhood of Mission Hill
, which is next to Harvard Medical School
. HSPH is considered a significant school
focusing on health in the United States
. It is the country's third-oldest school of public health. Founded in 1922, the Harvard School of Public Health grew out of the Harvard-MIT
School for Health Officers, the nation's first graduate training program in population health. Julio Frenk
, the Minister of Health of Mexico
from 2000 to 2006 and a former executive director of the World Health Organization
(WHO), became the new dean of HSPH in January 2009.
Admission to HSPH is selective: For the class beginning in 2006-2007, only 4.5 percent of nearly 10000 applicants were admitted, and 60 percent of those admitted enrolled. The middle 50 percent of the class that entered in 2006 had an incoming GPA between 3.50 and 3.75 (out of 4.0). About half of HSPH students already hold an MD degree
, with many of the rest holding another advanced degree (typically a PhD
, or MBA
). HSPH students are drawn from around the world, with about 40 percent of the student body coming from outside of the United States.
Overall, HSPH is ranked third after the University of North Carolina School of Public Health
in the 2011, U.S. News & World Report
. The Johns......