Understand the role of behavioral and social influences on health and disease across the lifespan, with an emphasis on health disparities.

Students learn to

  • recognize and analyze health priorities
  • assess community needs and develop strategies for diverse populations
  • plan, develop, implement and evaluate prevention and intervention programs
  • communicate health risks to mobilize community resources
  • develop, analyze and promote policies that reduce risk and facilitate health

Students will

  • Explore innovative strategies to change behavior, reduce disparities and promote population health.
  • Develop skills in program planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Study with internationally recognized faculty in health promotion and health behavior.
  • Conduct research on important public health problems.
  • Enjoy a friendly college town in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Katie Anthony
Internship lands CPHHS student her dream job at Intel. During her internship, she conducted her dissertation research on remote health monitoring among Latino heart failure patients and their informal caregivers. Read more.

Jenny Jackson, PhD
Alumna Jenny Jackson '15 awarded the Student Leader Award from Oregon State University for her contributions to students, the community and Oregon. Read more.

Jessica Gorman, PhD
Jessica Gorman’s research focuses on the lives of women and adolescent/young adult cancer survivors. Read more.

How To Apply

The Graduate Programs Application page contains instructions for each step of the application process.

Program Handbooks and Competencies

Bachelor Program

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health

    Doctoral Program

    Internships

    The H510 MPH internship is a 200-hour professional internship where knowledge from coursework is applied in a real-world setting.

    Further Information

    If you have specific questions about the application process, visit the college's Graduate Student Admissions page.

    For academic or professional information specific to the OSU Health Promotion and Health Behavior program, please contact the  program coordinator Peggy Dolcini, PhD.

    Health Promotion and Health Behavior Faculty

    Resources Outside the College