The Keck School of Medicine of USC

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities.

An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for technology and international business, USC’s diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal arts with professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

Accreditation & Rankings

The Master of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The University of Southern California is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC, a 501(c)(3) organization, is recognized as one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges and universities in the United States. The WASC Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities can be contacted at:

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USC ranks top 25 among 272 best universities nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report.


Ranked #37 in Public Health (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)

Keck School of Medicine of USC ranks #32 nationally (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)

Ranked #5 in Best Colleges for Veterans (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)

About the Keck School of Medicine of USC

Established in 1885, Keck School of Medicine of USC is the oldest medical school in Southern California. Today it is a place of dynamic activity in patient care, scientific discovery, medical and bioscience education and community service. Our faculty, staff, students, residents and alumni are committed to excellence. Together we are poised to lead medicine and health care in the 21st century for the benefit of humankind.

Department of Population and Public Health Sciences

The Department of Preventive Medicine at Keck School of Medicine of USC is known as a leader in public health and population health sciences. Organized into six divisions — Disease Prevention and Global Health, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Environmental Health, and Health Behavior Research — the Department of Preventive Medicine performs pioneering research in areas such as tobacco control, breast cancer, pediatric obesity, global health, interaction between genes and the environment and others. Key research institutes include the Institute for Global Health and the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research.