Future students: Admissions
Why study public health at Wayne State?
In 1920, CEA Winslow offered a definition of public health that still resonates, "Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals.
Today, more than ever, undergraduates are coming to Wayne State to use the study and practice of public health to address structural inequalities, strengthen vulnerable populations, lower barriers to health care, and improve health and psychosocial outcomes. Undergraduate training in public health prepares students to immediately launch their professional careers or transition to a range of professional and graduate programs in health and medicine.