Make a difference in the lives of people across the globe by working with communities in addressing their most pressing health challenges.
Globally, medically vulnerable populations experience age-related illness; mental health issues; tropical, chronic and non-infectious/infectious disease; and health-related consequences from climate change and war.
Studying global health will ignite your desire to address public health issues with a critical eye and allow you the freedom and creativity to open many different doors.
"Our mission is without borders, and our program prepares you for your future as soon as you step foot in the classroom."
Professor Chunhuei Chi
As a global health student, you’ll:
You can sharpen your focus area with the help of your faculty advisor. Course topics include maternal and child health, refugee issues, water and sanitation, human trafficking, food security and economic globalization.
The Oregon State MPH – Global Health program requires 60 credit hours of coursework (approximately the equivalent of 40 semester credits).
This includes 12 credits of integrated core coursework, 23 credits of option-specific coursework, 19 credits of elective coursework and a 6-credit internship.
The program does not require a thesis; rather, it culminates with an integrative learning experience (ILE). Each MPH option has its own distinct ILE, created by program faculty to assess students’ mastery of program competencies.
With your global health master's degree from Oregon State, you can help eliminate health disparities using data-driven research and educational outreach in a variety of global and local organizations, including social justice and human rights-based organizations, immigrant and refugee health organizations, disaster relief organizations, research and academic institutions, or in government agencies.
Caryn Chalmers, MPH ’18
University of California Davis MIND Institute
“With a background in Public Health-Global Health, I have learned to think critically when implementing and evaluating programs. As a result, my approach to health is more holistic and comprehensive.
The amazing faculty at Oregon State are supportive, available and inclusive. I am incredibly grateful for their professional guidance and mentorship.”
For questions about the application process and requirements, contact CPHHS graduate admissions.
To talk about curriculum and life as an MPH student, contact our MPH Administrative Director.
For academic or professional information specific to the Oregon State MPH global health program, please contact Program Director Jonathan Garcia, Ph.D.
In 2014, our college was accredited by the Council for Education in Public Health – the first in Oregon. This distinction provides our students with more resources, more opportunities to engage in research, and faculty experts who specialize in a variety of public health topics.