With 11 different degree programs and numerous specialized public health certificates, minors, joint degrees, and dual degrees, the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health excels at preparing students for the many different careers that comprise the exciting and growing field of public health.
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[Video: Indianapolis cityscape appears as camera follows the landscape to the IUPUI campus. The scene cuts to an older woman and younger woman walking through an office area.]
[Music begins playing in background.]
Young woman begins speaking: She did not force me to go to Fairbanks School of Public Health.
[Video: The two women are now in an office reviewing a document together.]
Young woman: No. She actually uh, I mean, definitely was an obvious choice and she has worked here for many years.
[Video: The two women, sitting in a meeting room, begin speaking toward the camera.]
[Words appear alongside the IU logo: Cynthia and Nicole Stone, Professor and Alumna; Mother and Daughter]
Nicole: It seems like a great place to grow and learn public health.
[Video: A young woman wearing a gray suit jacket and black top begins speaking while sitting in a meeting room.]
[Words appear alongside the IU logo: Alexandra Simonton, Alumna, Master of Health Administration]
Alexandra: I think that the school of public health certainly gives you a great foundation for healthcare and then it also is structured so that you really grow as an individual professional.
[Video: Alexandra interacts with the professor and students in a class and group discussion.]
Cynthia: And I think just because we’re such a large health campus. We have a lot of other disciplines that we can get involved with, especially now that we’re moving into more interprofessional education activities.
[Video: A man in a pink collar shirt begins speaking. He is sitting in a room.]
[Words appear alongside the IU logo: Jeffrey Anthony, Alumnus, Bachelor of Science in Public Health – Environmental Health Science]
Jeffrey: I just wanted a degree in a school that would cater to me and give me a big umbrella so I’ll have a lot of options to choose from. And it did. It did that.
[Video: A woman wearing a white shirt and sitting in a room begins to speak.]
[Words appear alongside the IU logo: Hadyatoullaye Sow, Student, Master of Public Health]
Hadyatoullaye: You know, going to school here and doing research here and studying here makes me feel like I am really learning the ins and outs of public health.
[Video: Alexandra holds a manila folder in her hand as she walks through an office. She then hands it to someone and begins discussing it.]
Alexandra: There was so much opportunity here, I thought, given that the professors are very well connected and the curriculum has been improving and changing every year.
[Video: A young woman wearing a maroon top begins speaking while sitting in an office room.]
[Words appear alongside the IU logo: Mackenzie Farmer, Student, Master of Health Administration]
Mackenzie: I did not anticipate the amount of experience that we would receive from our faculty.
[Video: Mackenzie shakes hands and talks with a woman in the school of public health. She is then shown listening to a professor during a class session.]
Even from students that you’re in class with. It’s kind of like a combined collaboration from every body.
[Video: A male professor points to a projection screen while teaching a class of students.]
Young woman begins speaking: And I like that you get to know your professors rather than….
[Video: The young woman speaking appears. She has long wavy hair, a black top on, and is sitting in front of a whiteboard in a meeting room.]
[Words appear alongside the IU logo: Grace Arbuckle, Student, BS in Health Services Management]
Grace: …you know, you see them in a giant lecture and then never see them again.
[Video: Another young woman begins speaking. She has long straight hair, a black suit jacket and white top on, and is sitting in a meeting room with a plant behind her to the right.]
[Words appear alongside the IU logo: Kelcie Meier, Student, Master of Health Administration]
Kelcie: I know professors that I actually haven’t had in class yet just from the experiences that they’ve allowed me to have outside of being a student.
[Video: A male professor is shown teaching at the front of a class, followed by a scene of a different male professor lecturing in a stadium class. The scene ends with two female students in a computer lab smiling while listening to a professor.]
Young woman begins speaking: And just in general I think there’s a lot more opportunity that’s going to come along for students…
[Video: The young woman speaking appears, wearing a blue dress while sitting in a meeting room with a plant behind her to the right.]
[Words appear alongside the IU logo: Samantha Childress, Research Facilitator, Alumna]
Samantha: … cause I think the school is massively exploding.
[Video: A girl with braces wearing a red t-shirt begins speaking.]
[Words appear alongside the IU logo: Micaela Gaviola, Student, Bachelor of Science in Public Health – Community Health]
Micaela: Honestly, like coming into here, like getting to know the public health department felt like I had a really good support group coming into college already.
[Video: Micaela is shown in a computer lab during a class being taught by a woman with black glasses and long black hair. The professor is wearing a red t-shirt.]
Young woman begins speaking: Professors from the public health department invited me up to Indianapolis…
[Words appear alongside the IU logo: Catherine Raciti, Student, Bachelor of Science in Public Health – Environmental Health Science]
Catherine: …just to talk with them to get to know their programs better and I can’t tell you how much that meant to me and also helped with my decision.
[Video: Catherine is shown in a computer lab during a class being taught by a woman with black glasses and long black hair. The professor is wearing a red t-shirt.]
Hadyatoullaye: All these connections started to be made and it was like home. Going to school here was like a no-brainer.
[Words appear on white background: Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Indianapolis]
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Discover Our Unique Advantages
- The BSPH in Environmental Health Science meets the core requirements you need to apply to medical school.
- You can attend the only CAHME-accredited MHA program in Indiana.
- You can receive a degree from the only MS in Biostatistics program in Indiana (Fortune magazine named the degree the Best Graduate Degree for 2016).
- You can become a Health Law Scholar or an Eskenazi Health Scholar.
- You can receive an MD-MPH joint degree from our partnership with the IU School of Medicine.
- You can receive the only MS in Product Stewardship in the world.