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Public Health at Columbia University in the City of New York

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Public Health at Columbia University in the City of New York

If you are interested in studying public health, you may want to check out the program at Columbia University in the City of New York. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Columbia is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 30,135.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Public Health section at the bottom of this page.

Columbia Public Health Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health
  • Doctorate Degree in Public Health

Columbia Public Health Rankings

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There were 10 students who received their doctoral degrees in public health, making the school the #25 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Public Health Student Demographics at Columbia

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the public health majors at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Columbia Public Health Master’s Program

82% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 18% of public health master's degrees went to men and 82% went to women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with a master's in public health.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 66
Black or African American 29
Hispanic or Latino 39
White 142
International Students 37
Other Races/Ethnicities 27

Careers That Public Health Grads May Go Into

A degree in public health can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Columbia University in the City of New York.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Medical and Health Services Managers 25,830 $143,030
Health Specialties Professors 22,170 $127,230
Community Health Workers 6,590 $44,340
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 4,400 $79,340
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 3,780 $76,020


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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