MPH Global Health option

Learn to understand complex issues and how to problem-solve and develop analytical skills to critically view global health issues in order to promote comprehensive, long-term and equitable health development, particularly in low-income nations.

As part of this interdisciplinary option, you will apply knowledge in an appropriate area of global health studies while also developing an individually designed specialization.



As our student you will

  • Share your knowledge of and passion for global health.
  • Learn a comprehensive, multidisciplinary body of knowledge and skills for analyzing global health issues.
  • Design and develop your expertise through individually tailored concentrations.
  • Explore the world with critical inquiry through classes, projects, and an overseas field experience.
  • Promote equitable and sustainable health development through research and intervention programs.


Master of Public Health program

The Oregon State University Master of Public Health program prepares students for public health practice in six distinct options. Highlights of our MPH program include novel and integrated coursework, the ability to design an area of focus within your option, ample access to faculty, the ability to be involved with prominent research projects, direct access to Extension, a fantastic location, and opportunities for experiential work all over the globe.


Program Handbooks and Competencies



  • The H510 MPH internship is a 200-hour professional internship where knowledge from coursework is applied in a real-world setting.


How To Apply

The graduate student admissions page contains instructions for each step of the application process and application deadlines.


Further Information

If you have specific questions about the application process, visit the college's graduate student admissions page.

For academic or professional information specific to the Global Health program, please contact the program director Jonathan Garcia, Ph.D.





The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health