Future Graduate Students

College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Be on the forefront of improving human health and well-being.

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Shape the future of health

Wherever your passion lies – nutrition, public health, physical activity, or human development and family sciences – you care about the health and well-being of others and want to make a positive difference in all lives.

We share your passion, as well as a commitment to health equity. As a graduate student at Oregon State, you’ll work closely with faculty and peers who share your interests and values. You’ll work collaboratively on interdisciplinary research and outreach projects and also benefit from small class sizes.

Public health and human sciences graduate degrees

We offer graduate degree programs in Corvallis, Bend and 100% online through top-ranked Ecampus.

How to apply

The GRE is not required.

We have eliminated this barrier to promote a more equitable, diverse and inclusive student body.

Review application deadlines and required materials.


$43,390,065 in research funding in FY 2022

Engage in graduate research opportunities

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences provides numerous opportunities for you to immerse yourself in research.

You’ll have direct access to faculty and their research projects, and the ability to create your own project.

Financial Aid, Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees

Funding options

Samantha Ross, PhD ‘19


“OSU offered an exciting opportunity to study kinesiology and adapted physical activity. It was exciting to explore connections between the design and delivery of physical activity instruction for individuals with disabilities, and broader community-based health promotion.”

Thomas Packebush

Pursuing MPH in Epidemiology

“The faculty in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences are extremely knowledgeable and highly supportive of students.”

“Additionally, Corvallis is a wonderful city to live in; there are countless opportunities to get involved in the community and explore the great outdoors that Oregon has to offer.”

Alexis Merculief, PhD student

Human Development and Family Studies

“I love the focus in our program and the emphasis and understanding about the importance of context in human development. The lab that I’m working in right now is with Megan McClelland and we study the cognitive skills that help young kids regulate their behavior and emotion.”

Brooke Green, MSN-PD ‘21


“The graduate courses I took excelled my knowledge in research, nutrition science and nutrition counseling. The internship gave me a broad view of what being an RD would look like. I currently teach culinary and nutrition at a middle school”

Contact us

David Cortez, MEd

Our graduate recruiter can answer your questions about Oregon State graduate programs and chat about your interests, the application process and more.

Email David or call 541-737-5616.


The college is accredited at the highest level by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

In addition, many programs carry their own accreditation.