Chicago State University

Welcome Letter from the Dean

Dr. Tyar L. Dean-OusleyThank 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!


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

Acting Dean College of Health Sciences

Chairperson, Department of Nursing

Business and Health Sciences Building

Office: (773) 995-3992

Fax: (773) 821-2438