Why Public Health at Ohio State

The Ohio State University College of Public Health is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (
CEPH), the nationally recognized accrediting body for schools of public health. Additionally, the Master of Health Administration program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the primary accrediting agency for health management education.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Ohio State's College of Public Health #12 among public schools of public health, and ranks the college's MHA program #14 nationally

Ohio State University Campus

Pursuing your public health education here connects you to one of America's great institutions of higher learning. Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University has one of the nation's largest single college campus enrollments and the vast resources that go with it. Our health sciences campus is at the forefront of cutting edge public health research. Our connection with the Wexner Medical Center, listed as one of "America's Best Hospitals" on U.S. News & World Report, only strengthens the research opportunities our students have. Also, as one of seven health sciences colleges, the College of Public Health is part of the most comprehensive health sciences campus in the nation. 

Because the college is on the same campus as all the major liberal arts and professional programs of The Ohio State University, you will enjoy the advantages of close affiliation with students and faculty in an unmatched breadth of academic offerings to enrich your educational experience. Although the university is large, the College of Public Health offers opportunities for fellow students to get to know each other and the faculty.


Columbus is Ohio's capital city and the largest in the state. With a youthful median age of 32.6, the population of the area is 1.6 million.

Columbus is located in the heart of the "Buckeye State" and is one of the nation's fastest growing metropolitan areas. The community offers visitors a wide variety of amenities including an abundance of galleries and performance space, exciting downtown festivals, and world class restaurants. Columbus also offers an exciting mix of sports including: Major League Soccer's 2008 MLS Champions, Columbus Crew; the Columbus Clippers, AAA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians baseball team; National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets; and of course the talented teams representing The Ohio State University.

In addition to many local events and major league sports, more than 2.5 million visitors a year enjoy the Columbus Zoo.

For air travelers getting into and out of Columbus, Port Columbus International Airport serves as Columbus' gateway. It offers more than 350 arrivals and departures daily.Port Columbus International Airport is located 9 miles east of The Ohio State University and offers taxi and shuttle services from many vendors (approximate fare being $30).

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Faculty -- Students admitted to a CPH progam at Ohio State are assigned a faculty advisor with whom they work closely during their entire academic career. Students are also closely connected with faculty in their own area of study as well as faculty from all Public Health disciplines.

Staff -- In addition to faculty advisors, students are linked with the Office of Academic Programs and Student Services (OAPSS), a "one-stop shop" for students in the college. Staff in the office either can answer students' questions or point them in the right direction for quick and correct answers to their pressing questions.

Alumni -- The college has two active alumni societies that are very involved in future and current student activities such as Homecoming activities, an alumni mentor network, and prospective student visit days.

Students - The college has five, active student organizations planning social and academic events for students. The university has more than 1000 student organizations. There are opportunities for a variety of interests!

Community Partners – Our students and faculty have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of constituents within central Ohio and beyond. A few of our local partners include Ohio Department of Health, Local Matters, Columbus Public Health, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Health Fitness, Franklin Park Conservatory, Mid-Ohio Food Bank.


Our students’ experience goes far beyond the classroom. Practicum, research, residency, and internship opportunities are all part of our curricula. Many of our graduate public health students also pursue international practice placements while in the program.

Our public health alumni are found in organizations ranging from hospitals to private business to government agencies. Our health administration alumni have been recognized as having one of the most successful alumni organizations by the American College for Healthcare Executives as well as The Ohio State University Alumni Association.

Join the college today, and make an impact on the community and change the world.

Degree Programs

Graduate Degrees/Programs

Master of Public Health
  Biomedical Informatics
  Clinical Translational Science
  Environmental Health Sciences
  Health Behavior & Health Promotion
  Health Services Management & Policy
  Program for Experienced Professionals  (PEP)  part-time MPH program for working professionals
  Veterinary Public Health

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Master of Science (MS)
  Biomedical Informatics
  Environmental Health Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  Environmental Health Sciences
  Health Behavior & Health Promotion
  Health Services Management & Policy

Combined BSPH/MPH Degree Program

Dual and Combined Degree Opportunities

Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Global Health


Undergraduate Degrees/Programs

Bachelor of Science in Public Health
  Public Health Sociology
  Environmental Public Health

Undergraduate Minor in Global Public Health

Green Buckeye Certified CEPH CAHME