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School of Public Health
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Prospective Students

Today's Challenges to Health and Health Care Demand Creative and Skilled Leaders

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The Department of Health Services prepares future health practitioners, managers, and researchers to conduct the unfinished work of improving the well-being of communities in the United States and throughout the world. We train students for influential jobs in health system management, program design and evaluation, health promotion, public health practice, and research, and policy analysis.

Our graduates can envision a better way to marshal and manage health resources - and they have the skills to improve system performance.

We offer innovative and rigorous academic preparation that integrates learning, service, and research opportunities.  We emphasize practical experience and student-faculty collaboration.  Through this approach, our students master the competencies they need for success.  Our large and diverse faculty is proficient in theory and practice and committed to teaching and mentoring.

The Department of Health Services has earned a prominent standing through its research in the conditions that affect health status, the effects of interventions that address health problems, and the policies that shape health care finance and delivery.

We are part of the School of Public Health, which consistently ranks among the top schools of public health in the nation. Our students benefit from close working relationships with a broad array of public and private agencies during their graduate education and careers.

Widely recognized for the quality of its teaching and research, the University of Washington also offers students the abundant recreational and cultural benefits of the magnificent Puget Sound region.