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Academics & Programs

The College of Health occupies a unique space within the Lehigh University ecosystem, and it enables us to tap into the expertise from faculty in Lehigh’s four existing colleges. Our alumni enter the world prepared to make an impact in the private sector, nonprofit organizations and government institutions.


Undergraduate Programs

  • BS, Population Health
  • BA, Community and Global Health

Minor Programs

  • Population Health
  • Global Health
  • Indigenous Peoples Health
  • Maternal & Child Health 
  • Health Policy & Politics
  • Community Health

Experiential Learning/Internships

Access to impactful experiential learning opportunities is one of the cornerstones of the College of Health’s mission. Through partnerships within and beyond the university, students can pursue a rich set of experiences in health. For instance: 

  • Health technology/entrepreneurship: Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an incubator on Lehigh’s campus for tech-based start-ups.
  • Community and global health: Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity, which addresses health disparities and public health issues.
  • Data analytics: IQVIA, a multinational leader serving industries in health information technology and clinical research.
  • Social enterprise: The Global Good Fund, an organization founded by Lehigh alumna Carrie Rich providing leadership development for social entrepreneurs, including those in the healthcare sector.

All students majoring in the College have the opportunity to apply for a paid internship, a funded experiential learning project and/or study abroad experience. We encourage students to seek paid internships but also want to make unpaid internship experiences, common in the nonprofit sector, accessible to COH students. Go HERE and enter "COH" into the search engine to find out more and to apply!

Experiential Learning/Study Abroad

The College of Health works closely with Lehigh's Office of International Affairs to connect students with international experiences, whether that be through traditional semester abroad programs, international internships, or global opportunities on Lehigh's campus.

For students interested in finding out more about study abroad opportunities, please go HERE to make an appointment with Katy Rene, assistant director of Study Abroad.


Full-time and part-time programs are available with in-person and remote options.  For additional information, contact us at

 Masters Programs 

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • MS in Population Health 
  • Flex MBA with Public Health Concentration

Graduate Certificates 

  • Population Health
  • Global Population Health

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Population Health 

4+1 accelerated programs (Undergraduate/Graduate Degree)

  • Master of Population Health
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Master of Engineering in Health Systems Engineering

Studying at Lehigh

Lehigh blends entrepreneurial thinking, creative inquiry and rigorous academic programs with a vibrant life in and outside the classroom, offering distinctive programs that support, guide, challenge and inspire our students. Lehigh also values the rich impact that service-learning opportunities have on students and their development as professionals and global citizens, and partners across the university to bring those offerings to College of Health students. From your first steps on campus until you earn your diploma, Lehigh helps you chart your unique path for success, all within an environment that fosters personal growth and development.

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