PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — School of Public Health, Boston University


Program Rankings

Survey Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on 2 measures of quality. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 95 Public Health programs


Range of Rankings
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20-65

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 95 Public Health programs


Range of Rankings
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24-58

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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702

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

All Students

FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$37,910
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$386
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$1,184

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$70

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$11,848
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$1,772

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$11,848
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$1,772

Type of Financial Support
Source: SED, 2000–2004

How 2000–2004 School of Public Health doctorate recipients from Boston University paid for their graduate educations


Primary Form of Support

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
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12%*
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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17%
FELLOWSHIP / FOREIGN GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
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48%
OWN FUNDS / LOANS / MONEY FROM FAMILY
17%
OTHER
7%*

First Year Support
Source: NRC, 2005

Data for full-time doctoral students in the fall of 2005


First year students with full financial support
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PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
83%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 School of Public Health doctorate recipients from Boston University


Median tuition remission

50%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
30%
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
16%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
15%*
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
39%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 School of Public Health doctorate recipients from Boston University


Median graduate school debt
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$0

Outcomes for Recent Graduates

Degree Completion
Source: NRC, 2010

Time to Degree

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Median years required to complete a doctorate (full-time and part-time students)

6.4

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

58%

Employment Outcomes
Source: NRC, 2006 & SED, 2000–2004

Quality Assurance

Program collects outcome data about all of its graduates

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA ABOUT ALL OF ITS GRADUATES
YES

Employment Stats at Graduation

Job / contract / definite commitment
83%
Negotiating with specific organizations
6%*
Still seeking
11%*
Other
0%*

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
29%
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
47%
Private sector
15%*
Government
8%*

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
58%
Teaching
21%
Management or administration
7%*
Professional services to individuals
14%*

Job Location

(For non-US citizens on temporary visas with a definite commitment at graduation)

In the United States
61%*
Outside the United States
39%*

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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18

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
YES

Structured Oversight

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA
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YES
ANNUAL STUDENT REVIEWS
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YES

Available Training

TEACHING SKILLS
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YES
PROPOSAL WRITING
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YES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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YES
WRITING
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YES
STATISTICS
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YES
RESEARCH ETHICS
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YES

Administrative Support

ORIENTATION
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YES
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
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YES
TEACHING / RESEARCH PRIZES
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YES
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
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YES
TRAVEL SUPPORT
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YES
STUDENT WORK SPACE
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
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YES
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
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YES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
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YES
PROGRAM COORDINATOR MEETING
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YES

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Research activity ranking out of 95 Public Health programs


Range of Rankings
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24-74

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.1
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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3.4

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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92%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.0

Demographics

Diversity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on a measure of overall diversity. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 95 Public Health programs


Range of Rankings
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55-76

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
50%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
6%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
29%
FEMALE
71%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS
52%
PERMANENT RESIDENTS
15%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
32%

Race / Ethnicity
MINORITY
3%

Demographics of all Graduate Students at the Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2007

Sex
MALE
45%
FEMALE
55%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
80%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
20%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
3%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
6%
WHITE
36%
HISPANIC / LATINO
3%
UNKNOWN
52%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
58%
PART TIME
42%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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49
Interdisciplinary faculty
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35%

Total Students
Source: NRC, 2006

Total
55
First year
7.4

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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1.1

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 School of Public Health degrees from Boston University


Master's degrees/year

128.4

Doctoral degrees/year

11.6

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(617) 353-2000 ext. 2000


Location

One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215


*Value is missing. The value shown is based on the average for other programs in the same field. Learn more.

✝ Data are for all School of Public Health degree recipients from Boston University and may include graduates from more than one program.