Teaching the next generation of public health leaders is an honor and a joy. Their education is our vocation. Recently, schools of public health have enjoyed significant enrollment increases as a new generation realizes the impact they can have through a career in public health. It is truly a way for young professionals and researchers to change the world.
I believe student interest in a public health career is based on a desire to make a difference, and that desire aligns with our values.
We believe in the fundamental fairness of a healthy world. Your health is determined by your own genetics and personal choices, but also by the environment around you.
Public health as a discipline has a proven track record. It's why we don't get polio and why we live twice as long as our grandparents. It's why small pox exists only in Wikipedia. It's why traffic fatalities and cigarette smoking have decreased over the last 30 years.
Over the next 100 years, the milestones of public health will be global in scope. I invite you to be a part of those milestones, as public health students, alumni, teachers, and benefactors.
Dean Stanley Lemeshow
Senior Associate Dean's Message
Thank you for your pursuit of your degree in The Ohio State University College of Public Health. As Ohio's only accredited college of public health, our programs provide contemporary teaching-learning content and experiences linked to basic, advanced and applied public health competencies. Our programs are fully accredited and align with professional associations and societies, governmental agencies, and various employment sector needs and demands.
The college's mission includes educating and training the current and next generation of public health practitioners and scientists, health care managers, and researchers/scholars. Presently, the academic programs include the following:
- Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH)
- Undergraduate minor in Global Public Health
- Master of Public health (MPH)
- Master of Science (MS)
- Master of Health Administration (MHA)
- Doctor of Philosophy
Areas of specialization vary, depending on the degree, however, students may select from a range of specializations listed here. In addition, a graduate interdisciplinary specialization is available in Global Health, as well as, dual and combined degree options with various clinical and non-clinical disciplines.
Our Office of Academic Programs and Student Services is available to assist with many applicant and student activities, including, admission, registration, graduation, and career services.
We want to help you get the most out of your time in our programs.
Michael S. Bisesi, PhD
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Director, Center for Public Health Practice
Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences