Founded: July 1, 2008
Dean: David C. Goff, Jr., MD, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology
Student Enrollment (Fall 2014)
:: MPH | 404 students
:: MS | 35 students
:: DrPH | 20 students
:: PhD | 43 students
:: Certificates | 92 students
:: Non-degree | 48 students
Institutions and Campuses
:: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (Aurora, Colo.)
:: Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colo.)
:: University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, Colo.)
:: Biostatistics and Informatics
:: Community and Behavioral Health
:: Environmental and Occupational Health
:: Health Systems, Management and Policy
Points of Pride
:: The first accredited and only collaborative school of public health in the region.
:: In partnership with Children's Hospital Colorado, home to a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Promoting Family and Child Health.
:: $4.1 Million Association of Public Health Laboratories collaboration on newborn screening.
:: Home to CDC, HRSA and NIOSH nationally-funded research and training centers.
:: Get to know other points of pride. Visit our Strategic Initiatives and Strengths.
The school officially opened on July 1, 2008, following decades of dedicated development. Planning for the school was initiated by a partnership of public health practitioners, academics, and business leaders. The partnership formed an official taskforce in 2002 in order to develop a strategic plan and seek the funding necessary to open a school of public health. The task force was successful and instrumental in the decision to open the school as a collaboration. In August 2007, each university president or chancellor signed a memorandum of agreement to open the Colorado School of Public Health, and a founding dean was appointed that December. Within months the School admitted its first class of students, setting the stage for growth and future development. Among those developments, the Colorado School of Public Health received full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health in October 2010.
Today ColoradoSPH has more than 500 students, with more than 100 full-time faculty across the three university campuses. Each day the school finds new and innovative ways to expand its work, build partnerships, and achieve the goal of a healthier region and world.
Key dates in history
Health Equity & Diversity
Our Commitment to Diversity and Health Equity:
The Inclusion, Diversity, and Health Equity mission of the Colorado School of Public Health
is to build a diverse and representative academic community which recognizes the
importance of social and economic justice in relation to health. ColoradoSPH will work to
build an inclusive, culturally competent institution which includes the environment, policies
and procedures, faculty, staff, leadership, and student body.