Public Health

Program Type
Undergraduate Major
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Modes of Study
Blended;In Person
Public Health

Tuition & fees

Costs include tuition, fees, & other costs such as books. See cost details

Financial aid

On average, 92% of enrolled students who file a FAFSA receive an offer. 91% of offers include scholarships, grants, waiver, and/or work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Typical completion time: 4 years. Flexible options may save time. Explore options


SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program Highlights

  • Prepare for an impactful career with local health departments, businesses, social service agencies, health systems, nonprofit community organizations, or hospitals.
  • Gain hands-on experience and integrate your classroom learning through field work on public health projects in your community.
  • Study with dedicated faculty who have gained statewide and national recognition and funding through important public health research.
  • Participate in research through research assistantships and gain access to local, state, and national professional networks.
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Program requirements

Our program provides an introduction to the history and core concepts of public health and its role in U.S. and international health systems. You will gain knowledge of public health theory and approaches, as well as the skills necessary to apply this knowledge in professional public health roles.

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Nationally accredited

Our Bachelor of Science in Public Health program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

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Career opportunities

Gain the tools to help people and communities become healthier. Our program will prepare you for early-career, entry-level professional public health roles.

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Do you live in New England?

You may be eligible for a reduced tuition rate, as part of the NEBHE Tuition Break Program.

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Dedicated faculty

Our highly engaged faculty are involved in a broad range of externally funded public health and health services projects. They are well connected to Maine’s public health leaders, who routinely guest lecture in classes and provide project opportunities for students.

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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.

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Considering transferring to USM?

We welcome students who are transferring from another four-year university or community college. Our knowledgeable Admissions Counselors will help you to navigate the admissions and credit-transfer process.

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Looking ahead to graduate school?

You could save time and money earning your master’s in Public Health with our Accelerated Graduate Pathway.

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Next steps

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