Why Public Health at Ohio State

U.S. News & World Report ranks Ohio State's College of Public Health MHA program #7 nationally

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.



Students admitted to a CPH program 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.

Advising 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.


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.

Student Organizations

The college is connected with 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.