As Oregon’s first accredited College of Public Health and Human Sciences, we take on our greatest challenges to health, using science and community engagement to ensure health and well-being for individuals, families and communities in Oregon and beyond.

We also train the next generation of public health and human sciences professionals in a world in which three times the number of current public health graduates is needed to meet the needs of the future.

In addition to our growth and interdisciplinary focus on health across the lifespan, we are a standout among other schools and colleges of public health because community outreach – in the form of the OSU Extension Service – is baked in. In addition to being one of only a handful of schools of public health at a land grant institution, we are one of only a select few with this level of connection to communities.


  • 2,336 undergraduates
  • 298 graduate students
  • 168 students at OSU-Cascades campus
  • 1,335 Ecampus distance students
  • More than 26,000 alumni across the globe
  • 34% of students represent as a minority
  • 15 student clubs and organizations
  • Students receive a total of more than $400,000 each year in fellowships and scholarships
  • $18,793,087 in research funding in FY 2019
  • HDFS program is consistently ranked among the top 5 in the nation
  • First accredited school of public health in Oregon
  • 2 of Oregon State's most popular majors live in this college — Kinesiology and HDFS
  • 75+ tenured and tenure-track faculty
  • 12 endowed faculty
  • Nearly 77,042 Oregon youth were engaged in 4-H Youth Development in 2018
  • 170+ instructors train about 10,000 Oregonians each year in motorcycle safety through Team Oregon

To create change out there, we start here.

Strategic plan

Launched in 2017, the college's new five-year strategic plan builds on a 100-year-old legacy of health. We are establishing priorities and defining possibilities for solving tomorrow’s greatest health challenges.

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We're CEPH accredited. See why it matters.

Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) June 2014.