The College of Public Health provides quality graduate and professional education for both public health practice professionals and research scientists. The OU College of Public Health is one of only 50 accredited schools of public health in the United States. A multi-disciplinary faculty prepares students for public health practice in the following core areas;
In addition, doctoral programs prepare public health research scientists in each of the core areas. The College conducts classes at the OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and OU Schusterman Center in Tulsa. The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Public Health ensures that program expectations, learning objectives, and educational outcomes offered at the Oklahoma City campus and Tulsa campus are consistent. Program outcomes between the OKC campus and Tulsa campus are evaluated yearly by course directors and the associate dean for academic affairs and are reported to the dean of the college.
An active research program greatly enhances the academic environment of the college. Studies in issues as varied as air quality, teen pregnancy prevention, cardio-vascular disease prevention, obesity prevention, and tobacco use prevention are ongoing. The college also has major initiatives related to American Indian Health. The Center for Biosecurity Research conducts interdisciplinary research aimed at enhancing protection against biological weapons and emerging infectious diseases. The Oklahoma Public Health Training Center works with organizations across the state to provide education and training to the public health workforce.
The OU College of Public Health has strong working partnerships with state, national and international health agencies. Students have rich opportunities for both fieldwork experiences and multidisciplinary projects.