Master of Public Health at Oregon State

Oregon State’s Master of Public Health – On-campus or Online

Join us in creating a healthier, more equitable world.

The Oregon State Master of Public Health degree program – on campus or online – will prepare you to promote and protect human health and well-being in communities around the world.

Learn alongside faculty experts who are reimagining how to approach population health.

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Master of Public Health Degree Program

Choose the MPH degree online or from six in-person public health degree options.

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MPH Online – Public health practice

Oregon State’s online MPH program prepares you to take on leadership roles informing public health action. 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.

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Biostatistics MPH

Biostatistics

If you enjoy applying math to real-world problems, the MPH in biostatistics is for you. Biostatistics, the basis of all public health and medical research, uses statistics to understand public health and health care challenges.

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Environmental and occupational health

Explore the impact of environmental and occupational hazards on human health and society, and develop effective interventions to control and prevent exposure to hazards.

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Epidemiology

With an MPH in epidemiology, you'll investigate why and how diseases and injuries occur in different groups of people, or how to best prepare for and reduce the impact on human health.

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Global Health MPH

Global health

Global public health professionals take on communities’ most pressing health challenges, work hand in hand with underrepresented populations and strive to alleviate health disparities around the world.

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Health Promotion and Health Behavior MPH

Health promotion and health behavior

The health promotion and health behavior master’s degree will prepare you to understand the social and behavioral influences at play in various communities, especially those with health disparities.

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Health Systems and Policy MPH

Health systems and policy

In the health systems and policy master's degree option you’ll learn analytic tools for understanding the complex effects policy has on health, health care markets and the community, as well as how to effectively implement policy change.

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Learn at your pace

To accommodate working professionals, our MPH programs are offered with full- and part-time options.

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Carter Michell

Carter Michell, Online MPH-Public health practice, '23
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 might land.”

Applying to the Oregon State MPH Program

Applications are reviewed on Dec 1 (Priority), March 1 and June 1 (Final).

The GRE is not required. We have eliminated this structural barrier to promote a more equitable, diverse and inclusive student body.

All admitted students will begin the MPH program fall term each year.

If you are ready to apply to the program, visit our how to apply page.

Affordability

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 to access.

The Oregon State MPH participates in the Western Regional Graduate Program. You may be eligible to save about $8,000 in tuition over the course of the program.

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Trixie Nguyen

Trixie Nguyen, MPH-Biostatistics ’20
Data analyst, AdventHealth University

“Since high school, I’ve always had an interest in solving problems like math, puzzles, etc. Choosing the MPH in biostatistics allowed me to combine biomedical science, mathematics and statistics.

“Another reason is that biostatistics is always on the list of the top master’s degrees for job prospects.

“I choose Oregon State University to pursue my master’s degree in biostatistics because of the state’s environmental beauty and the school’s prestige.”

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David Cortez, MEd

Contact us

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.

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Accreditation

In 2014, our college was accredited by the Council for Education in Public Health – the first in Oregon. This distinction ensures your education meets the nationally-agreed-upon standards developed by public health academics and practitioners.