Accelerated Graduate Program in Biostatistics

Accelerated Graduate Program


Start working toward an MPH while still an undergrad

Application deadlines

Feb 1 and June 1

For more information contact

David Cortez, MEd
Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions

Start graduate studies now!

If you are a current Oregon State undergraduate student, you can apply to the accelerated graduate program now to start taking graduate classes and apply those credits (maximum of 22) to your current undergraduate degree, as well as the MPH in Biostatistics.

Public Health undergraduate students are excellent candidates for this AMP but any Oregon State undergraduate that meets the academic requirements can apply.


You are eligible to apply for the accelerated graduate program if you are:

  • An undergrad at Oregon State
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.25 or greater
  • Have completed 105 credits

How does it work?

Eligible undergraduate students apply in their junior year.

Up to 22 graduate credits can be taken during senior year and will count toward the bachelor’s degree and the MPH in Biostatistics graduate program.

Upon completion of the undergraduate degree, AMP students are enrolled in the MPH in Biostatistics the following fall (no SOPHAS application or additional materials required).

Students in the AMP will pay the undergraduate tuition rate for the graduate level courses taken on-campus during their senior year, however they are subject to graduate tuition for all Ecampus courses. After they matriculate into the MPH program, they will pay the MPH tuition rate.

Aimee Miller, MPH

"The accelerated MPH has been an amazing experience. It not only allowed me to graduate with my MPH one year after I completed my undergraduate degree, but I was also exposed to graduate-level courses as a senior.

Having the opportunity to be in class with graduate students pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to think more critically about the material we were learning."

Aimee Miller, MPH ’19


If you are a student in a discipline other than public health, please contact your undergraduate advisor and Hanako Justice to discuss how your courses can double count towards your major.

Sample program of study

Courses may be offered in different terms or canceled without being updated on this webpage. Check the   Biostatistics AMP sample credit map and the schedule of classes before creating your program of study plan.

Applicants have to complete a program of study plan and submit it with their application. To complete your program of study plan, refer to the Biostatistics Graduate Handbook.

How to apply

  1. Meet with David Cortez, MEd to discuss eligibility and proposed program of study and get application code.
  2. Apply through the Graduate School’s Application using the code.

Items needed to apply

  1. Program of Study (plan of which graduate courses you intend to take, and when)
  2. 3 Letters of Recommendation
  3. Statement of Purpose/Objectives
  4. Résumé