September 19, 2018
ASPPH, along with partners the de Beaumont Foundation and JP Leider Research & Consulting, LLC, conducted research that presents the first estimates of total U.S. public health degree conferrals at the master’s and doctoral levels. Merging data from ASPPH and the National Center for Education Statistics, the researchers developed a composite estimate documenting the growth of master’s and doctoral public health degree conferrals from 1992-2016.
The number of graduate public health degree conferrals increased more than 300%, from 4,481 in 1992 to 19,124 in 2016. The number of institutions awarding graduate public health quadrupled from 74 institutions in 1992 to 310 in 2016.