The Oregon State Master of Public Health program will prepare you to create a meaningful difference in the lives of people, families and communities around the globe.
You'll learn alongside our faculty researchers, experts in the field who are re-imagining our approach to population health.
Once you’re an Oregon State MPH student, you’ll be paired with a faculty advisor who is invested in your success both in and outside of the classroom.
Of the nation's 50-plus accredited schools of public health, we're the only one with outreach built in through the Oregon State Extension Service. You’ll have ample opportunity to learn beyond the classroom and apply science to current health challenges.
Join us in creating a healthier, more equitable world.
The Master of Public Health Program at Oregon State University offers seven on-campus options.
The program is designed to be completed in 21 months, or six quarter terms. To accommodate for working professionals, you may complete the program part time and have up to seven years to do so.
Our Online MPH - Public Health Practice program provides interdisciplinary training in public health practice. The program can be completed full time or part time and is delivered through Oregon State Ecampus, which is widely considered one of America's best providers of online education.
The Oregon State MPH program requires between 58 and 62 credit hours of coursework (approximately the equivalent of 40 semester credits).
This includes 12 credits of integrated core coursework, 17-29 credits of option-specific coursework, 12-26 credits of elective coursework and a 6-credit internship.
The program does not require a thesis; rather, it culminates with an integrative learning experience (ILE). Each MPH option has its own distinct ILE, created by program faculty to assess students’ mastery of program competencies.
We understand the need for flexibility and offer full and part time timelines. Full time students typically complete the program in two years (six terms), and part time students have the option to take up to seven years to finish, although most will graduate within three years.
On-campus students must be full time in their first fall term to complete the 12-credit integrated core course. Students in the online program will complete the core coursework in two 6-credit courses in their first year fall and winter terms.
On-campus MPH students who want to be part time might be able to take the online core courses. Contact the MPH administrative director for more information.
Oregon State University is on a quarter system, meaning we have fall, winter, spring and summer terms. Each term is 10 weeks long plus finals week.
A full-time course load for graduate students is between 9 and 16 credits. Most MPH students take between 9 and 13 credits. Review the Oregon State academic calendar.
If you’re an Oregon State undergraduate student, you may be eligible for the accelerated graduate program. Learn more:
We offer customized admissions pathways for INTO students through the MPH Pathway Program. This program allows students who need additional English language skills to enter the program through INTO, and upon meeting requirements, will automatically be admitted to the MPH program. Learn more about the MPH-Global Health Pathway, MPH-Health Promotion and Health Behavior Pathway, and the MPH-Biostatistics Pathway.
Are you a current Oregon State graduate student in a different graduate program? You may be able to complete an MPH degree at the same time.
An MPH degree can broaden career options and complement many fields of study.
OSU graduate students in any discipline may apply to enroll in the MPH program concurrently. You may be able to apply some credits from your current degree program toward the MPH program.
Students enrolled in the Oregon State Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree can simultaneously complete a Master of Public Health degree. See DVM & MPH dual degree.
Corvallis campus and Ecampus have different tuition rates and structures.
All public health tuition and fees are set by the Oregon State Finance and Administration office.
MPH applicants who have been accepted into the program prior to February 15 may apply for College of Public Health and Human Sciences fellowships.
Graduate teaching and research assistantships are another option for funding. Most graduate teaching assistantships are awarded to doctoral students.
The Oregon State MPH program participates in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). You may be eligible to save about $12,000 in tuition over the course of the program.
We’re happy to connect with you by email, phone or virtual meetings.
In 2014, our college was accredited by the Council for Education in Public Health – the first in Oregon. This distinction provides our students with more resources, more opportunities to engage in research, and faculty experts who specialize in a variety of public health topics.