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College at a Glance

College of Public Health Established
School of Public Health Founded
First MPH degree at OSU awarded
First MHA degree at OSU awarded
Degree Programs
26: 2 Bachelor's, 9 Master's, 5 Doctoral, 10 Joint (Dual and Combined Degrees)
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students
55 core, 9 joint, 97 courtesy and adjunct, and 9 emeritus




College of Public Health faculty members serve as Principal Investigator for more than 50 research programs.

The College of Public Health is a significant partner in two major initiatives at Ohio State: the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS); and the Center for Global Health. The CCTS grant from the National Institutes of Health is one of the largest ever received by the university.

Areas of Study

  • Biostatistics
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Clinical Translational Science
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Behavior and Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Policy
  • Program for Experienced Professionals
  • Veterinary Public Health

Targeted Investments in Excellence

  • Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases
  • Population and Health

Outreach and Engagement

  • The Center for Public Health Practice is the primary conduit for outreach and engagement via workforce development and community health assessments.
  • The College of Public Health partners with Columbus Public Health to hold a summertime farmers' market for three days in downtown Columbus. The Public Health Farmers' Market provides area residents of the area much-needed access to fruits and vegetables.
  • The college's Center for HOPES offers an open, online learning center for doctors, nurses and other health professionals on methods that compare emerging technologies and treatment options for serious illnesses and injuries. The training provides a general introduction to Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and in-depth instruction on specific CER methods.


  • First accredited college of public health in Ohio.
  • College ranked 19th by US News and World Report magazine and 11th of all public schools of public health; the Master of Health Administration ranks 10th nationally.
  • Member of the most comprehensive health sciences campus in the country.