The College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) at Oregon State University offers the most comprehensive range of public health graduate degree programs in Oregon. The CPHHS is recognized for its interdisciplinary approach and innovative curriculum. Students enjoy small class sizes, access to more than 150 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, safe, walkable and bike-friendly town with easy access to the Cascade Mountains, the Pacific Ocean and Portland.

As Oregon’s first CEPH accredited college of public health, we offer the OSU-India MPH in Global Health for International Students, which will prepare you for public health leadership in global health. This unique program combines your classroom education in public health with invaluable real-world experience. 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 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 receive a Certificate in Public Health. You will complete an internship in India, and in-person courses on the Corvallis, Oregon, campus in Year 2 to complete your MPH degree.

Core Courses

Year 1 (online)

Fall Term

(September – December) Orientation (OSU faculty onsite in India)

  • Introduction to Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
Winter Term

(January – March)

  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Principles of Health Behavioral
  • Health Policy Analysis
Spring Term

(April – June)

  • Internship orientation (OSU faculty onsite)
  • Health Systems Organization
  • Healthcare Organization
Summer Term

(June – September)

  • Internship (Swasti: Health Resource Center)

Year 2 (on campus at OSU)

Fall Term

(September – December)

  • Community, Culture & Global Health
  • International Health
  • Electives 
Winter Term

(January – March)

  • Research Methods in Global Health
  • Global Health Issues
  • Elective
Spring Term

(April –June)

  • Displacement, Migration & Global Health
  • Critical Analysis in International Programs
  • Elective
  • MPH Oral Exam

Sample Elective Course Offerings

  • Medical Anthropology
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • International Health Program
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Planning and Management
  • Critical Assessment of International Health
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Global Nutrition and Health
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods
  • Disaster Epidemiology
  • Water and Human Health
  • Health Development of Displaced Populations
  • Public Health Surveillance
  • Global Obesity
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) and Public Health

International Internships (6 credit hours)

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 existing skills and learn new skills by working within the field of public health. Students complete this requirement by working with non-government organizations (NGOs), multinational health organizations, for-profit and not-for-profit health groups, and government health agencies in India during the summer term of the first year.

International Partners

We work closely with Swasti: Health Resource Center, our long-time partner located in Bangalore, India. Swasti was established in 2002 with a focus on achieving public health outcomes for those who are socially excluded and poor. Swasti is a leader in devising and implementing community health initiatives in India and carries out global health consulting for international agencies such as UNAIDS, WHO and national governments throughout Asia and Africa. As a student, you will be based at Swasti for your first-year orientation. There, you will have the opportunity to work with projects at Swasti and other partners for internships. Find more information about Swasti at For this hybrid MPH Program, students will meet at headquarters of Swasti, Bangalore, India from time to time quarterly for group orientation, discussion and information. Bangalore is considered the Silicon Valley of India and is a vibrant city with a diverse population. It is also considered the technological capital of India and is an incubation hub for startups. The city is close to a range of beautiful tourist destinations and acts as a perfect gateway to places such as Kerala, Goa and Mumbai.

Student Life

Oregon State University extends a warm welcome to you as an international student and invites you to become an active, thriving member of our community. You are joining a university that emphasizes equality and inclusiveness in all that we do, recognizing the rich diversity that our students, faculty, staff and alumni contribute to campus. At Oregon State, it is our goal to set the standard for excellence in international student advising and services – and to help all our students be successful. Your presence at Oregon State is highly valued, and you will contribute to the cultural diversity and academic robustness this university provides. In return, you have the opportunity to attain an education that sets you on a path for leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity. For more information about international student life at OSU, refer to the Office of International Services.

How to Apply

We use a centralized online application SOPHAS for all MPH programs. SOPHAS allows students to apply to multiple institutions using one application. Have SOPHAS questions? Check the SOPHAS FAQs.

The Process

Items needed to apply:

  • Completed SOPHAS application ($135)
    • Official transcripts sent to SOPHAS
    • Official GRE scores and TOEFL Scores
    • Three letters of recommendation (solicited by SOPHAS)
    • Personal statement and resume (upload directly to SOPHAS)
  • OSU Supplemental application ($85 international)

This supplemental application will be sent via email after the SOPHAS application is submitted.

If you have additional questions about admissions, check out the admissions FAQ or email

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  • Priority Deadline: Dec. 1, 2016
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2017

Estimated Tuition and Fees

  Year 1 Year 2
Tuition and Fees with books and supplies $20,000 $30,000
Room and Board -- $12,000
Personal and Miscellaneous -- $3,000
Matriculation Fee $350 --


Tuition and Fees: Actual tuition rates are approved by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission. Corvallis Campus Tuition/Fees 2016-2017 (pdf). Books and supplies is an average amount you might spend. This amount does not appear on your billing.

Room and Board: This amount is an average figure based on double occupancy for on-campus living arrangements. Students living in university housing will be billed for their actual room and meal rates. A separate off-campus allowance is calculated for room and board cost.

Miscellaneous and Personal: This is an estimate of what you might spend during the school year on personal items, clothing, recreation and travel.

Matriculation fee: All new students (except non-degree seeking) are charged a one-time matriculation fee at the start of their first term at OSU.