Health Promotion and Health Behavior
Start working toward an MPH while still an undergrad
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 Health Promotion and Health Behavior.
Public health - health promotion and health behavior option 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:
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 Health Promotion and Health Behavior graduate program.
Upon completion of the undergraduate degree, AMP students are enrolled in the MPH in Health Promotion and Health Behavior 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 during their senior year. After they matriculate into the MPH program, they will pay the MPH tuition rate.
We have identified several courses that could be used to satisfy requirements for both the BS Public Health (Health Promotion and Health Behavior option) and the MPH (Health Promotion and Health Behavior option) below. The courses could be double counted in both programs.
While there is some flexibility on which term you take a course, the following classes do have specific term recommendations.
It is recommended you take HHS 523 in the summer before or fall of your fourth year.
HHS 533 and HHS 534 are recommended in your fourth year if your schedule allows.
H 571 Principles of Health Behavior (3 credits)
HHS 523 Public Health Impact (4 credits)
H 515 Research Methods in Social and Behavioral Health Sciences (4 credits)
H 575 Evaluation of Health Promotion and Education Programs (4 credits)
H 576 Program Planning for Health/Human Services (4 credits)
Faculty reviewing applications will be looking for 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, and demonstrated extracurricular/volunteer/work activities that demonstrate a commitment to Health Promotion and Health Behavior.
Faculty will review applications holistically and will be assessing for evidence of:
Relevant public health and other social science coursework.
Commitment and understanding of public health and health promotion and health behavior; relevant public health experiences.
Letters speak to student's strength or growth potential to contribute to public health; community or public health awards and recognitions.
Evidence of or commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity; may be demonstrated by community involvement, advocacy, coursework, or awards.