Welcome to the College

of Health Sciences

The College of Health Sciences at CSU strives to be recognized as a national leader in interdisciplinary health care education and excellence in teaching, research and service. We strive to inspire and prepare our students to seek and create innovative health care opportunities locally, nationally and globally.
job placement
rate after certification
and licensing

program offerings including
5 undergraduate and 2
graduate programs

clinical rotation
student-faculty ratio

Our educators help prepare, nurture and develop future nurse leaders who will influence the delivery of health care.

Our occupational therapy program has been continually accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education since 1984.
Health Studies

Get more information about our Health Studies programs here. Click here to see a summary of information about our academic programs, admission process and more.
Health Information

A career in health information offers a challenging, exciting and rewarding career choice. See the summary of information about the academic programs, admission process and more.
Wellness Center

The Wellness/Health Center provides primary health services for CSU students and is a comprehensive health and educational resource for the entire campus community.

Welcome Letter from the Dean

Tyra Dean-Ousley

Dr. Tyra L. Dean-Ousley, EdD, APRN, FNP-BC

Acting Dean College of Health Sciences

Chairperson, Department of Nursing

Thank you for your interest in Chicago State University’s College of Health Sciences Programs. The College of Health Sciences is widely known for its excellent teaching and student learning environments, innovative research programs and extensive community engagement. Our faculty include skilled clinicians and advanced health science professionals who help to prepare, nurture and develop leaders in the health sciences industry who influence the delivery of healthcare.

The faculty has designed a rigorous curriculum with innovative classrooms, simulated/real life clinical practicums and community based experiences to meet the healthcare needs of a diverse healthcare system.

As you decide your future as a healthcare professional, you can choose from a complete range of nationally recognized, accredited degree programs, from undergraduate to graduate. An outstanding educational experience awaits you that will enrich your life and enhance your career opportunities in the ever growing field of healthcare.  During your time in the College of Health Sciences, you can become involved in the wide-range of research activities of our esteemed faculty and staff. 

The College of Health Sciences embraces an urban mission. You will be able to take advantage of a rich cultural environment though fieldwork and internship experiences. We partner with some of the best healthcare facilities and medical centers in the Chicagoland area.

I invite you to browse through our web site, to get acquainted with the many facets of the College of Health Sciences here at Chicago State University. We hope to assist you in achieving your educational and professional goals with a career in healthcare.

Best wishes as you begin your educational journey!



  • The Health Information Administration program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) click here.
  • The Nursing department program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) click here.
  • The Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) click here.
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