The University of California, Berkeley offers Grad School Hub's top-ranked online master's program in Public Health. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of work experience, not necessarily in the health field. Students can choose between specializations in Community Health Sciences, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Global Health, Health Policy & Management, and Spatial Data Science. The interdisciplinary curriculum includes six required core courses, including Epidemiologic Methods, Health and Social Behavior, and Health Policy and Management. Depending on their chosen specialization, students may also take courses in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Global Health Ethics, Infectious Diseases, or Maternal and Child Health Nutrition.
Founded in 1868, Berkeley is the flagship institution of the 10 research universities in the University of California system. The public university is a founding member of the Association of American Universities and is counted among the nation's "Public Ivies." Berkeley faculty and researchers have been involved in significant developments including the atomic bomb, deep-sea diving, and the wetsuit, the flu vaccine, and the polygraph test. Alumni and faculty have founded companies such as Apple, eBay, Gap, Intel, and Tesla. The university is also noted for its historic student-led Anti-Vietnam War Movement and Free Speech Movement. U.S. News & World Report ranks Berkeley No. 24 in Most Innovative Schools, No. 22 in National Universities, and No. 2 in Top Public Schools. The university is also ranked at No. 9 in graduate Public Health.