Mailman School of Public Health


Since 1922, a mission of education and community service, grounded in scientific research.
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In 1922, the University created the Institute of Public Health, which became the School of Public Health in 1945. In 1999, the school was renamed after Joseph L. Mailman, a prominent businessman, who was deeply committed to the welfare of others. A generous benefactor to organizations concerned with health and education, Mr. Mailman also actively assisted families fleeing Nazi Germany. To honor his memory, his family made an extraordinary gift to rename Columbia University's School of Public Health. The School’s mission of education and community service grounded in scientific research reflects the spirit of Joseph L. Mailman.

Educational Programs

  • Degrees offered: MPH, MS, PhD, DrPH
  • Total masters degree tracks of study: 31
  • Total doctoral degrees offered: 8
  • Dual degree programs offered in conjunction with other Schools at the University: 9
  • Classes offered at the Mailman School for academic year 2006-2007: 225
  • Courses at the graduate level offered at Columbia University: over a 1,000
  • Median class size at the Mailman School: 15

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