UCLA Fielding ranked #1 in California by peers in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Public Health Schools

Jonathan & Karin Fielding School of Public Health sign outside of school

The 2024 U.S. News & World Report list of the Best Public Health Schools ranks the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (UCLA Fielding) at number 9 in the country and number 1 in California.

This year's rankings include 213 public health schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. In addition to school-level rankings, five specialties areas were assessed — UCLA Fielding is ranked in the top 10 in every category.

To follow are UCLA Fielding’s 2024 U.S. News & World Report rankings, based on peer nominations:

  • UCLA Fielding School of Public Health # 9
    • Biostatistics # 8
    • Environmental Health Sciences # 9
    • Epidemiology # 8
    • Health Policy & Management # 9 (tied)
    • Social Behavior # 8

“We are pleased that the 2024 U.S News & World Report rankings for the Best Public Health Schools acknowledge the exceptional and impactful accomplishments of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s faculty, students, and staff. Although the methodology of the rankings is far from perfect, it is an honor to be recognized by our academic public health peers,” said UCLA Fielding School of Public Health dean and distinguished professor of biostatistics Dr. Ron Brookmeyer. “The success of UCLA Fielding is due to the commitment of our faculty, students, staff, alumni, partners, and friends. Our school provides students with cutting edge public health training from world-renowned faculty, and the opportunity to meaningfully engage in research and fieldwork in Los Angeles and around the globe.”

UCLA’s unified campus is an ideal environment for multidisciplinary collaboration — the schools of public health, medicine, law, nursing, management, public policy, dentistry, engineering and more are all co-located — and Los Angeles is a model setting to address public health challenges confronting our global community today. Home to a broad range of industries as well as 10 million residents who speak an estimated 224 languages, Los Angeles offers unparalleled opportunities for public health teaching, research, and service.

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, founded in 1961, is dedicated to enhancing the public's health by conducting innovative research, training future leaders and health professionals from diverse backgrounds, translating research into policy and practice, and serving our local communities and the communities of the nation and the world. Students from 26 nations, faculty, staff, and graduates of the school are engaged in carrying out the vision of building healthy futures in greater Los Angeles, California, the nation, and the world.