Health Promotion and Health Behavior

MPH option

Jobs in the health promotion and health behavior sector focus on evaluating factors that impact health so that individuals, groups and communities can make changes to their personal health and working and living conditions.

Graduates of our program often find work in federal, state and local health agencies, non-profit organizations, private companies, colleges and universities, and as consultants.

The program consists of small classes and individualized attention to create a positive environment in which you will learn to develop, implement and evaluate health promotion programs and translate evidence-based programs to practice.

Our faculty have a strong background in practice-based public health, engage in interdisciplinary research and can help guide you in developing skills and conducting research that can be applied to health issues across various contexts.



Create your own unique program

You will be encouraged to create a course of study that allows you to develop your interests and expertise within the broader field of public health.


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 Health Promotion and Health Behavior program, please contact the program director Peggy Dolcini, Ph.D.





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