Why Public Health at OSU
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.
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.
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 graduate 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 100 student organizations. There are opportunities for a variety of interests!
Community Partners - Ohio Department of Health, Local Matters, Columbus Public Health, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Health Fitness, Franklin Park Conservatory, Mid-Ohio Food Bank
The Ohio State University College of Public Health is Ohio's first and only college fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the nationally recognized accrediting body for schools of public health. Full accreditation by CEPH attests to the high quality of the educational programs within the college, serves as a basis for determining eligibility for federally funded programs and student financial aid, and enhances employment opportunities for graduates. Additionally, the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the primary accrediting agency for health management education.
In addition, 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.
Columbus is Ohio's largest city and one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in America. With a youthful median age of 32.6, the population of the area is 1.6 million. Ohio's capital, Columbus offers you great choices in the arts, cultural events, concerts, restaurants, sports, and nightlife, all near campus.
You can get also get away from the grind by biking, hiking, or boating along scenic rivers like the Scioto, or escaping for a picnic amidst the natural beauty of the many metropolitan parks in the area.