Drexel is committed to a blended academic model of science and practice that fosters scientific discovery shaped by a mission to improve the health of the public. Indeed, we are recognized for our academic excellence—nationally and internationally. More than half of full-time faculty holds at least one degree from an academically-elite University; more than 90% have a degree from a top-tier University. We take great pride in our collegial academic atmosphere which freely crosses departmental and discipline-based lines for research and information exchange.
Our unique, community-collaborative approach to education also fosters leadership and provides students with essential hands-on experience to meet today's public health demands. Drexel students acquire a mastery of core public health topics, while developing:
- Critical thinking skills
- An interdisciplinary approach to problem solving
- A commitment to self-directed, lifelong learning
Our degree programs prepare students for careers as public health researchers, planners and practitioners, as well as for entry into doctoral programs.
As part of a multidisciplinary research-intensive university, students can access a wide range of schools for coursework research and academic exchange. We regularly collaborate with other schools at Drexel in our design of coursework and degree programs. We also provide integrated research and learning opportunities across the university.