How to apply

Master of Public Health Program

Application requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree by the time of you start your MPH
  • A 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (either cumulative or within the last 90 credits of coursework)


No GRE requirement

We join many other programs at Oregon State and other peer institutions across the country who have eliminated this structural barrier to promote a more equitable, diverse and inclusive student body.


How to apply

Step one


MPH Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis from December 1 (priority) to June 1 (final).


Materials required in SOPHAS:

  • Official transcripts. Submit all transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation. SOPHAS will ask for the names and email addresses of at least three references and will solicit the letters directly via the email you provide.
  • A personal statement and copy of your resume or CV. Include why you are applying, how earning this degree will help you achieve your professional goals, and what you’ve learned from previous successes and/or challenges.
International students

International students are required to obtain a WES evaluation of international coursework as part of the SOPHAS application, as well as send TOEFL or IELTS scores to provide proof of English language competency. See Graduate Admissions - International Applicants for more information about international graduate student requirements.


You will need to create an account on SOPHAS and follow their instructions to apply. There is a fee, as well as waivers and an assistance program.

Submit your application through SOPHAS.


Step two

Complete the Oregon State Graduate School supplemental application

After you submit your application through SOPHAS, the Oregon State Graduate School supplemental application will be sent to you via email after the deadline. We will send the supplemental application after you submit the SOPHAS application. Though there is no official deadline for the supplemental application, this form must be submitted before you can be notified of any official decision.


The Graduate Admissions FAQ is a helpful resource that can answer many of your questions about the process.

If you have any questions that are not addressed in the FAQ, please do not hesitate to email us.