Public Health MPH | Oregon State University

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University offers six options in the Master of Public Health program. Students enjoy small class sizes, access to over one hundred faculty members who are experts in a wide array of public health disciplines, four research centers, and access to faculty in OSU Health Extension with representation in all 36 Oregon counties. Our campus is set in a picturesque, walkable and bike-friendly town with easy access to the Cascade Mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and Portland.

On Campus MPH Program

The Master of Public Health Program at Oregon State University offers six disciplines.

The program is designed to be completed in two years, or six quarter terms.
Application deadlines are December 1 and March 1 and one cohort of students begins each fall.

    Transfer credits

    See the OSU MPH General Student Handbook for information about transfer credits. Note that the consideration of transfer credits is determined after admission and matriculation by the student’s graduate advisor/committee on the Program of Study form, which is submitted to the Graduate School for approval.

    Time limit to complete degree

    All work toward a master’s degree, including transferred credits, course work, thesis (if required), and all examinations, must be completed within seven years.

    How to apply for fellowships

    • Applicants may apply for Fellowships. For detailed descriptions of available fellowships, application deadlines etc., please visit graduate fellowships.
    • Applicants desiring consideration of faculty nomination for fellowships must have a complete application filed by the December 1 deadline for first consideration. Applicants and continuing students are encouraged to apply for appropriate awards that do not require faculty nomination
    • For information on scholarships at OSU visit Financing Your Education at the Graduate School website.

    Information about assistantships

    For information see the Graduate School's graduate assistantships page. Research assistantships are determined by individual faculty members who have research grant funding, interested applicants must contact faculty directly.


    The H510 MPH internship is a 200-hour professional internship where knowledge from coursework is applied in a real-world setting. This is your opportunity to apply your existing skills and learn new ones by working within the field of public health.

    OSU-India Hybrid MPH Program

    Combine your classroom education in public health with invaluable real-world experience in this unique program. From hands-on projects that improve health in a community setting to a high-value internship, you constantly will be challenged to put your classroom learning into practice. This program also will prepare you for exciting new career opportunities working for non-government organizations (NGOs) in Asia and elsewhere in the world, multinational health organizations such as WHO and USAID, and for-profit and not-for-profit health groups and government health agencies.

    This hybrid MPH degree provides you with the best of both worlds. You will take online courses in Year 1 and in-person courses on the Corvallis, Oregon, campus in Year 2. You will also complete an internship in India.

    Please see OSU-India Hybrid MPH Program (pdf) for additional details about the program.

    Online MPH Program

    An Online MPH Program is currently in development. More information will be provided here when it is available.

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    DVM/MPH dual degree

    Current OSU graduate students interested in our dual DVM degree or a concurrent degree, contact the Public Health Programs Manager.