Accelerated Graduate Program in Epidemiology

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 Epidemiology.

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

Eligible undergraduate students apply in their junior year (deadline is February 1 and June 1). Up to 22 graduate credits can be taken during senior year and will count toward your bachelor’s degree and the MPH in Epidemiology graduate program.

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

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   EPI 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 Epi Graduate Handbook.

How to apply

Items needed to apply

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

Faculty reviewing applications will be looking for:

  • Evidence of strong quantitative skills
  • Strong grades
  • Strong recommendations (including a mix of faculty and work or CATALYST, but not from family or friends or high school)
  • Clearly stated goals for graduate study
  • Good quality writing in the statement