As a public health doctoral student at Oregon State, you’ll work with faculty committed to health and well-being for all people. You’ll also have access to research and teaching opportunities and will benefit from an accredited college with a strong history of funding students.
You’ll work closely with your faculty advisor throughout your time at OSU, helping you gain the skills and confidence needed for a successful career.
With a Ph.D. in public health, you’ll be prepared for a career in research, university teaching in graduate programs, policy analysis and development, or high-level public health positions.
Oregon State University is the only institution in the state of Oregon that offers a Ph.D. in Public Health.
The Ph.D. program consists of a minimum of 109 credit hours, including at least 36 graduate credits devoted to preparation of the thesis.
You’ll take courses in research methods and statistics, proposal/grant writing, and your area of concentration.
You and your doctoral committee jointly determine your specific program of doctoral study. This process allows you to design a course of study uniquely suited to your career goals.
Most public health doctoral students are funded through teaching or graduate research assistantships, which include tuition remission and a stipend. Others are funded through scholarships and fellowships.
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.