The UC Berkeley School of Public Health is the first school of public health west of the Mississippi. The University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health was founded in 1943 on the Berkeley campus, where it had its origins almost two decades earlier with the creation of the Department of Hygiene in 1919. Find out more about our history. The UC Berkeley School of Public Health is one of 49 schools accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
Mission, Vision, and Values
Building on a campus tradition of pre-eminent interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scholarship, education and public engagement that challenges conventional thinking, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health develops diverse leaders equipped to help solve the health challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Read more about the School's mission, vision, and core values.