The College of Public Health at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center has been continuously accredited since 1969. The college offers professional degree programs (MPH and DrPH) and graduate degree programs (MS and PhD) in multiple specialty areas, as well as a graduate certificate program for working professionals.
There is extensive extramurally funded research, with an emphasis on the prevention of tobacco use, obesity, cardio-vascular diseases and teen pregnancy. With major initiatives through the Oklahoma Public Health Training Center and the Southwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center, the College works with practice partners across the state to provide education and training to the public health workforce. The College also works extensively in the area of community-based participatory research, particularly with many of Oklahoma’s 39 federally-recognized American Indian tribes.