MPH Online Degree Program

Master of Public Health Online

Public Health Practice Online Degree Option

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Thrive as a public health professional

Oregon State’s online Master of Public Health – Public Health Practice provides you with the knowledge and leadership skills to promote population and community health.

With an emphasis on public health systems, policy and prevention intervention, you can look forward to jobs centered around program management and implementation in public health or allied health settings.

Carter Michell, MPH

Carter Michell, Online MPH-Public health practice
Fellowship coordinator, Oregon Health and Science University

“The knowledge gained in this program is wide in scope, and as someone who did not have public health education prior, I feel well-rounded across public health disciplines. It has prepared me for professional-level work in health specialties, wherever I may end up.”

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Learn how an online MPH program will boost your career

Public health experts — and Oregon State's online MPH instructors — provide industry insights and their top tips for public health professionals. Get the tips and meet your future instructors.

Career tips for public health professionals


Your graduate public health education is an investment in your future. We understand you must weigh the cost and benefits of your graduate education.

OSU’s MPH options are among the most reasonably priced in the Pacific Northwest.

We have reduced the tuition cost by nearly $4,000 to help address affordability and reduce barriers for the future of public health.

Online MPH curriculum and coursework

The Oregon State MPH program requires 56-60 credit hours (about 40 semester credits) and culminates with an integrative learning experience. It does not require a thesis.

You’ll get hands-on experience, build professional contacts and learn from experts in the field as part of a required 160-hour professional internship. You’ll be guided along the way by a dedicated MPH internship coordinator.

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See which courses you'll take as a public health practice student.

Option-specific handbooks

MPH Competencies

What you'll learn as an MPH – Public Health Practice student.

Learning competencies

H510 MPH Internships

How you'll apply your knowledge.

MPH internships

Benefits of Oregon State’s online MPH

You can complete the online MPH full time or part time, with only one course required per term.  

Online courses are taught by leading public health professionals and researchers, who integrate real-world issues into class work.

Curriculum incorporates key areas of public health work, including health promotion, epidemiology, management and leadership, and health policy and systems.

An internship, that can be completed where you work, ensures you can apply what you’ve learned.

You'll acquire the skills needed to improve the population’s health by learning to manage resources and influence health policy and practice at the local, state, national and international level.

Public health practice career options

An online MPH in public health practice can lead to jobs aimed at preventing disease and injury, and improving health at the population level.

Sample careers:

  • Community program manager
  • Chief operations officer
  • Health care consultant
  • Medical office manager
  • Policy analyst
  • Project director for prevention programming
  • Research associate

We’re here to help

More information including tuition, fee rates, the curriculum and careers can be found on the Ecampus program page.


For questions about the application process and requirements, contact College of Health graduate admissions.


To talk about curriculum and life as an MPH student, contact MPH Administrative Director Hanako Justice, MPH, MSW, CHES.


For academic or professional information specific to the Master of Public Health – Public Health Practice online degree program, please contact Program Director Jill Hoxmeier, PhD, MPH.

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Our BS, MPH and PhD Public Health programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. This distinction ensures your education meets the nationally-agreed-upon standards developed by public health academics and practitioners.