Public Health: It's who we are
At the CPHHS, our vision is to ensure lifelong health and well-being for every person, every family and every community. And that vision of creating healthy people is also part of OSU’s Strategic Plan, Improving Human Health and Wellness, and is one of three signature areas of distinction along with Advancing the Science of Sustainable Ecosystems (Healthy Planet) and Promoting Economic Growth and Social Progress (Healthy Economy).
Establishing an accredited College of Public Health and Human Sciences at OSU was proposed and adopted as an institutional goal in 2009. Toward that end, the Division of Health Sciences, consisting of our new college and OSU’s Colleges of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine, was established in June 2011. Deans of these colleges and their faculty recognize the opportunity to establish a college of public health as a forward-thinking and collaborative approach to achieving their division’s goal for Healthy People using the One Health approach.
- 2009 ✓
Establishing an accredited CPHHS is proposed and adopted as an institutional goal. Division of Health Sciences is created.
- May 2011 ✓
Submitted application to CEPH to become an accredited CPHHS.
- June 18, 2011 ✓
Application accepted and approved to begin Self Study. Officially named College of Public Health and Human Sciences.
- July 2011 - May 2012 ✓
Four subcommittees for Self Study appointed.
- May 14, 2012 ✓
Draft Self Study completed.
- June 1, 2012 ✓
Oregon CEPH Action Team (OCAT) appointed to revise draft Self Study.
- September 2012 - January 2013 ✓
Revised draft Self Study on website for faculty and public review.
- May 5-6, 2013 ✓
Mock site visit
- June 18, 2013 ✓
Submit preliminary Self Studey to CEPH.
- November 18-20, 2013 ✓
Official CEPH site visit.
- June 2014
Final decision for CEPH accreditation.
Frequently Asked Questions for current Oregon MPH students
Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (pdf) to see how CEPH accreditation affects current MPH students.