School of Community Health Sciences

School of Community Health Sciences

CEPH accredited logoThe School of Community Health Sciences (SCHS) is for anyone who is passionate about pursuing a career in the health industry. Recognizing health requires a multi-faceted approach, SCHS emphasizes multiple perspectives in its curriculum, including the emotional, spiritual, environmental and physical.

The School offers a minor, an undergraduate degree, a master's degree, an online master's degree, a Ph.D., as well as dual degree programs with the Orvis School of Nursing and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Graduates from the School of Community Health Sciences are prepared to promote and protect the health of communities nearby and around the world.

Our Mission

The School of Community Health Sciences is focused on "Making Health Happen" by providing educational, community-based, and cutting-edge research experiences. These experiences transform undergraduate and graduate students into the innovators, educators, practitioners, and researchers who are needed to promote the public's health in our communities.

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Academic Programs

The School of Community Health Sciences offers a variety of degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Learn more about your options, from the Bachelor of Science in Community Health Sciences to the Master of Public Health (MPH) and our Ph.D. in Public Health.

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Student Opportunities

Students are the heart of the School of Community Health Sciences, and we have an array of support available, including scholarships, research opportunities and internships. Come find out more about how we can help you.

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We have a diverse faculty body, with more than 50 academic and adjunct clinical faculty members. Find out more about their work, research and areas of expertise.

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Our Centers

Our specialty centers are actively involved in research activities that span public & community health. Find out how we're making a difference in environmental health, biostatistics, addiction treatment and prevention, epidemiology & more.

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Contact Us

Contact School of Community Health Sciences

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone 775-784-4041

Lombardi Recreation Center, 203