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Health Professions at University of Pennsylvania

What traits are you looking for in a health professions school? To help you decide if University of Pennsylvania is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's health professions program.

UPenn is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 26,552. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 298 students received a bachelor's degree in health professions from UPenn.

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

UPenn Health Professions Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Professions
  • Master’s Degree in Health Professions
  • Doctorate Degree in Health Professions

Online Classes Are Available at UPenn

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

UPenn does offer online education options in health professions for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

UPenn Health Professions Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks health professions programs across the country. The following shows how UPenn performed in these rankings.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The health professions major at UPenn is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Health Professions. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Health Professions Graduate Certificate Schools 22
Best Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools 46
Most Focused Health Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools 289
Most Focused Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools 1,207

In 2021, 675 students received their master’s degree in health professions from UPenn. This makes it the #24 most popular school for health professions master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 370 students who received their doctoral degrees in health professions, making the school the #68 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Health Professions Student Demographics at UPenn

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the health professions majors at University of Pennsylvania.

UPenn Health Professions Bachelor’s Program

85% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 298 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in health professions from UPenn in 2021, 15% were men and 85% were women.


About 53% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in health professions at UPenn are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 2% more racial-ethnic minorities in its health professions bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's in health professions.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 49
Black or African American 33
Hispanic or Latino 33
White 157
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 15

UPenn Health Professions Master’s Program

78% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 675 health professions students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from UPenn, about 22% were men and 78% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 18% men graduate in health professions each year. UPenn does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 4% more men than average.


Of the students who received a health professions master's degree from UPenn, 59% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a master's in health professions.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 95
Black or African American 64
Hispanic or Latino 35
White 400
International Students 30
Other Races/Ethnicities 51

UPenn also has a doctoral program available in health professions. In 2021, 370 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Health Professions

The following health professions concentations are available at University of Pennsylvania. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from University of Pennsylvania. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 620
Dentistry 163
Medicine 156
Health & Medical Administrative Services 139
Mental & Social Health Services 96
Public Health 55
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 41
Medical Science 33
Other Health Professions 31
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 21
Medical Illustration & Informatics 9
Health/Medical Prep Programs 7

Careers That Health Professions Grads May Go Into

A degree in health professions can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for University of Pennsylvania.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Registered Nurses 148,520 $70,390
Personal Care Aides 121,300 $24,880
Nursing Assistants 76,260 $30,630
Office and Administrative Support Worker Supervisors 68,240 $60,800
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 38,370 $48,120


*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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