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Colorado School of Public Health University of Colorado Denver

  • Aurora, CO
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 80%20%
    student ratio
  • 412
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition

Overview

Colorado School of Public Health: A Leading Institution for Public Health Education and Research

The Colorado School of Public Health is a collaboration among 3 prominent educational and research institutions: the University of Colorado Denver, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado. It is the first and only school of public health in the Rocky Mountain region to receive accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The school, which addresses all facets of public health education and research, offers academic programs in various areas of study. Specific areas include American Indian and Alaska Native health, cancer prevention and control, diabetes and obesity prevention, global health, maternal and child health, and worker health and wellness.

Each of the school's campuses has a unique identity and provides a distinctive student-life experience. However, all of its students have access to over 150 courses, renowned faculty members, and 9 research centers as well as a network of community partners and prospective employers.

Master of Public Health

The 42-credit Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree program is offered at all 3 campuses of the Colorado School of Public Health. Each institution provides different areas of study according to its academic and research expertise.

The M.P.H. degree program, which can be completed in 2 years, has several areas of study including animals, people, and the environment; community and behavioral health; and public health nutrition. Its curriculum also includes a practicum and a capstone project, both of which allow students to acquire practical experience.

Master of Science Programs

The Master of Science (M.S.) program at the Colorado School of Public Health is administered through the University of Colorado Graduate School. Students can pursue the 34-credit M.S. in Biostatics; 37-credit M.S. in Epidemiology; or 44-credit M.S. in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration program.

Doctor of Public Health

The University of Colorado administers the Doctor of Public Health (Dr.PH.) program, which is designed to create research leaders, public health policy-makers, and public health practitioners. The program, which can be completed in 4 years of full-time study, consists of 67 credit hours. Its curriculum includes focus area courses (in community and behavioral health or epidemiology), minor-public health electives, and specialization courses.

The curriculum also includes courses in leadership, management, and proposal writing, as well as a Dr.PH. seminar, directed reading, a practicum, and a dissertation.

Doctor of Philosophy Program

Administered through the University of Colorado Graduate School, the Ph.D. program at the Colorado School of Public Health prepares students for advanced research in biostatistics (78 credits), epidemiology (67 credits), or health services research (65 credits).

Graduate Certificate Programs at the Colorado School of Public Health

The Colorado School of Public Health also provides graduate level certificate programs in global public health and public health sciences. These programs are offered at the University of Colorado and the University of Northern Colorado.

Residency Programs at the Colorado School of Public Health

Through the University of Colorado, the Colorado School of Public Health offers physicians accredited residency programs in occupational and environmental medicine and preventive medicine.

Mission of Colorado School of Public Health

The health of communities and environments is central to the mission of the Colorado School of Public Health, which is to advance the environmental, mental, physical, and social health of people and communities locally (in the Rocky Mountain region) and globally.

To this end, the school conducts cutting-edge research and offers rigorous academic programs that meet the diverse interests of its talented students.

Programs integrate theoretical education with practical experience and community outreach to cultivate career-focused and community-minded students who graduate prepared to promote public health around the world.

A Leader in Public Health Research

The Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) is "a leader in public health research." The goal of its research is to advance health policy and health outcomes, health promotion, and population-level disease prevention. Through 9 research centers, CSPH's faculty members address some of the world's most pressing public health problems.

They have expertise in many areas including bioterrorism risks, health impacts of natural gas development, mental health disorders, infectious diseases, and public health problems in the Third World.

Accomplished Faculty Members

Faculty members at the Colorado School of Public Health are accomplished practitioners, teachers, and scholars whose research is published in top health and medical science journals.

For example, Professor Jennifer Anderson in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health publishes research regarding nutrition education and the effects of nutrition on health promotion and disease prevention.

As another example, Professor Terry Batliner is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Health Systems, Management, and Policy. He is also a practicing dentist and the principal investigator of a study that evaluates the effectiveness of motivational interviewing in reducing early childhood caries in a Northern Plains American Indian tribe.

The Colorado School of Public Health's Campus Settings

The CSPH has a main office in Aurora, Colorado, in the western region of the United States. The school's academic programs are offered at the University of Colorado Denver's Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is located in Aurora, Colorado. From hiking to golfing, fine dining to pizzerias, and arts/culture to shopping, Aurora offers recreational options to meet every taste.

Furthermore, the city is located just 9 miles from Denver, a thriving metropolis situated at the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Thus, students can take advantage of many more outdoor recreational, cultural, and employment opportunities.

Colorado State University

Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, only 65 miles north of Denver. Fort Collins offers the excitement of a city within the beauty and tranquility of the Rocky Mountain Front Range.

The University of Northern Colorado

The University of Northern Colorado is located in Greeley, Colorado, which is 65 miles northeast of Denver. Museums, dinner theatre, shopping, and outdoor recreation are just some of this historic city's features.


Location & Contact

Colorado School of Public Health

University of Colorado Denver

Campus Box B119
Aurora, CO 80217-3364
United States

Dr. David Goff

Dean

Phone: 303-724-7304
Email: david.goff@ucdenver.edu

Office of Academic and Student Affairs

Phone: 303-724-4613
Email: colorado.sph@ucdenver.edu

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Departments & Programs


Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Doctor of Public Health (Dr PH)
      Master of Public Health (MPH)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 114
    • Doctoral Degrees 7
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

67% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 726
    • Accepted 487
    • Acceptance Rate 67
    • Enrolled 150
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsApril 1
    • Types of financial support availableFederal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Traineeships, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students412
    • Female Percentage80%
    • Male Percentage20%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students412
    • Part-time Percentage16%
    • Full-time Percentage84%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino9%
    • Black / African American5%
    • White / Caucasian70%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian5%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown7%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty109
    • Full-time Percentage87%
    • Part-time Percentage13%
    • Female Percentage73%
    • Male Percentage27%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchBiostatistics and informatics; community and behavioral health; environmental and occupational health; epidemiology; health systems, management and policy
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$34,870,029


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