Fort Wayne Advantage

Fort Wayne Advantage

Fort Wayne is the second-largest city in Indiana and the cultural and economic center of northeastern Indiana. You will have the opportunity to study alongside policy makers, health leaders and community activists.

  • IU Fort Wayne is committed to excellence in health science education, providing you with the education and training you need to launch your career.
  • Major hospital systems, insurance agencies and the Allen County Health Department are a few short miles away from campus. You will have the opportunity to connect with professionals who are making a difference in your community.
  • The Fairbanks School of Public Health has the largest public health and health administration alumni network in the state. You will be able to begin building your professional network from the moment you enroll in our school.
  • The Fort Wayne campus is located near downtown, offering you opportunities to enjoy award-winning restaurants, performing arts and other cultural attractions. Campus is easy to navigate and you will have a variety of on-and off-campus housing options.
  • Catch a baseball game, visit our extensive park and trail network, stroll on the river walk or visit one of the major cities all within a three hour drive – Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo or Grand Rapids.

We look forward to welcoming you in class or for a campus visit.

Turn your options into opportunity

At the Fairbanks School of Public Health will you have the opportunity to study with award-winning professors and students from all over the world and take classes built for the modern era.

Here you can gain real-world experience that will set you apart in your career. Our students have used their volunteer opportunities, jobs and internships to make a difference during the pandemic.

  • Michelle Martin, a Health Services Management student, helped the radiology department at the Simon Cancer Center shift their focus during the pandemic.
  • BSPH students Catherine Raciti and Anna Heilers launched a student accountability group to help support other undergraduate students during the transition to online learning this spring.
  • BSPH students Karly Van Slyke and Dawson Groves used their Community Health education to support their work on the frontlines of responding to COVID-19 at St. Vincent Hospital.
  • Whitney Whitfield, a BSPH student, supported her fellow Hoosiers by volunteering with the ISDH COVID-19 Call Team.

Make the most of the opportunities available to you. At the Fairbanks School of Public Health, you are equipped with the tools and strategies needed to make a difference in your community at any level.

Get involved

Take advantage of the opportunities available to you, and find where you belong among a group of people you will never forget. 

  • Join one of the 90+ student organizations available on campus
  • Attend a Purdue Fort Wayne athletic event (all free for students), including basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer and more
  • Connect with other students by choosing to live in on-campus housing
  • Enjoy short walks to classes, the Helmke Library and Walb Student Union
  • Get active at the Hilliard Gates Center, join an intramural team or take a group fitness class
  • Become engaged in your campus community through student government or volunteering