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The OSU MPH program was founded in 2014 as an interdisciplinary program housed in the Graduate College. The core faculty in the MPH program are drawn from the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Health Sciences (CVHS), the Department of Nutritional Sciences and the School of Community Health Sciences, Counseling and Counseling Psychology in the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS), the Departments of Rural Health (RH) and Healthcare Administration (HCA) in the College of Health Sciences (OSU-CHS).  The interdisciplinary nature of the program creates a unique support system for the students and faculty. The interdisciplinary nature of the program creates mechanisms to support dual-degree seeking students, including DO-MPH, DVM-MPH, and MS-MPH students.




The program’s vision is to be a leader in public health practice, research and education to achieve health equity in rural and underserved communities both locally and worldwide. 




The program’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of rural communities and underserved populations through interdisciplinary education, research, service, and outreach. This will be accomplished by developing leaders and professionals skilled in applying an ecological perspective to promote individual and community health.

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