School at a Glance

The Colorado School of Public Health is built on the collective expertise and vision of faculty at three leading educational and research institutions: the University of Colorado, Colorado State University and the Unive​rsity of Northern Colorado. We are uniquely defined by our history, collaborative identity, and collective strengths. Each day our faculty, students, alumni, and community partners work together to fulfill a commitment to protect and promote health across Colorado, the nation, and the globe.
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Quick facts

3 universities

5 departments

700+ students

125+ primary faculty

  • MPH: 89% employed, 11% continuing education/training, 4% actively seeking employment
  • DrPH: 100% employed
  • MS: 90% employed, 10% continuing education/training
  • PhD: 100% employed

2020-2021 available data

  • MPH: 592 students
  • MS: 32 students
  • DrPH: 37 students
  • PhD: 67 students
  • Certificates: 40 students

Fall 2022 data

Points of pride

#16 School of Public Health

Our school is one of the top 20 graduate schools of public health in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings. We're also the first accredited and only collaborative school of public health in the Rocky Mountain region.

WHO Collaborating Center

In partnership with Children's Hospital Colorado, our Center for Global Health is home to a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Promoting Family and Child Health.

CDC Centers of Excellence

We're home to the Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellenceone of five Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Food Safety Centers of Excellence—and the Center for Health, Work & Environmentone of 10 Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health®.

National Training Centers

We're home to the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Centerone of 10 Public Health Training Centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration—and the Mountain & Plains Education and Research Centerone of 18 Education and Research Centers funded by the CDC.

What we do

Our expert faculty and dedicated students are changing the way public health professionals train and address the complex health issues spanning countries and cultures. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West, we are rising to new elevations in pursuit of a healthier region and world. We redefine the ways that you approach public health issues—working across systems to prevent and mitigate the impact of disease and injury. In the classroom or community, at the Colorado School of Public Health you will develop an identity as an emerging leader—dedicated and prepared to improving health, ensuring sustainability, and protecting the safety of people locally, nationally, and globally.

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