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
  • 220 students at OSU-Cascades campus
  • 1335 Ecampus distance students
  • 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
  • $20,334,912 in research funding in FY 2018
  • 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
  • 2 Schools: School of Biological and Population Health Sciences and School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences

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.

See how


We're CEPH accredited. See why it matters.

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