Degrees offered: BS, MPH, MS, PhD, including dual degrees. Learn more about our educational offerings.
Divisions: six divisions guide the department’s research and education. 1) Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, 2) Disease Prevention & Global Health, 3) Bioinformatics, 4) Environmental Health, 5) Biostatistics and 6) Health Behavior Research
Research: Over $40M in annual sponsored research funding
Sponsored Institutes: 1) Institute on Inequalities & Global Health and 2) Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Sponsored Funding for Centers: 1) Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) 2) Southern California Children’s Environmental Health Center (SC-CEHC) 3) Environmental Exposures, Host Factors, and Human Disease (SC-EHSC) 4) Los Angeles County Cancer Surveillance Program (CSP) 5) Maternal and Developmental Risks from Environmental and Social Stressors (MADRES) 6) Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Center for Statistical Methods for Integrative Genomics in Cancer
Global Reach: In addition to significant work in USC’s surrounding communities in Los Angeles and the United States, the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences conducts research and provides educational opportunities in more than a dozen countries around the world.