A Message From the Dean

Jay Orr profile image

Jay Orr

Clinical Full Professor
Dean, School of Community & Global Health

Challenges to health and well-being are increasingly complex. At Claremont Graduate University’s School of Community & Global Health (SCGH), we are ushering in a new vision for public health promotion that extends beyond the scope of traditional programs and paradigms.

Our students and faculty collaborate on creative, interdisciplinary research that leads to innovations in health and quality of life for individuals and communities at home and abroad. Projects underway at SCGH include cutting-edge research in neurocognitive processes; obesity; alcohol, tobacco and substance abuse; and HIV/AIDS prevention—real problems affecting human health that require increasingly multifaceted solutions.

SCGH offers a range of prestigious accredited master’s degree, doctorate, and certificate programs that focus on health promotion and disease prevention technologies and interventions, including the most widely recognized professional credential for leadership in public health, the Master of Public Health. SCGH’s well-rounded, interdisciplinary curriculum encompasses theory and methods from the five core areas of public health: social and behavioral health, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, and health systems. World-class faculty who are leaders in public health planning and evaluation—as well as psychology, management, business, communications, and more—lead our small, intimate classes.

Community engagement is an integral part of our scholarship, so you’ll put your skills to work even before you graduate, helping improve quality of life in the local community. Community and Global Health Internships give our students the opportunity to apply what they learn in a real-world setting, preparing them for range of meaningful job opportunities upon graduation. Proximity to local health departments and nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties provides a range of employment and educational opportunities that make our program unique. In addition, we offer merit-based fellowships, teaching and research assistantships, and on-campus and off-campus job opportunities to make your graduate education more affordable.

Barriers to improved public health around the globe are complex and many: health disparities between rich and poor, economic uncertainty, epidemic disease, and more. The School of Community & Global Health is training a new generation of public health experts who understand the nuanced relationships between these issues and are equipped to effect positive change.


Jay Orr
Dean, School of Community & Global Health

Request more information about the School of Community & Global Health
Admissions Representatives