MPH Online Degree Program

Public Health Practice

Turn your passion into your dream job with an online MPH.

Develop knowledge and skills that will prepare you to thrive in your public health career. With interdisciplinary training in public health practice, our rigorous curriculum incorporates key domains of public health work, including science, community, management and leadership, and policy and systems.

The program’s format allows you to connect meaningfully and build your network with peers from around the world. As a result, you will be well equipped for rewarding work in applied public health settings such as local, state and national agencies, non-governmental organizations, health care systems and private industry.

You will enjoy a comparable experience as an on-campus MPH student, including support from a faculty advisor, the MPH internship coordinator, the MPH administrative director, and the associate dean for academic and faculty affairs. The program is fully online and offers full-time and part-time tracks. Students must begin the program in fall term each year.

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With an emphasis on leadership policy and prevention intervention, graduates can look forward to jobs centered around program management and implementation in public health or allied health settings.

“This kind of training will be ideal to acquire a broad skill set to work with the range of issues students may find themselves managing,” says Sue Carozza, associate professor. Read more at Paving the way for stronger and healthier communities worldwide.

Curriculum

Review the courses. Part-time applicants should note that they will be required to take a 6-credit hour course in both Fall and Winter terms of their first year.

 

Internships

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

 

Program handbooks and competencies

 

Master of Public Health

Master of Public Health (MPH) with an option in Public Health Practice.

 

Accreditation

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

 

How to apply

Graduate student admissions contains instructions for each step of the application process. Please review the FAQ.

The application deadline for future years will be December 1 (priority) and June 1 (final).

 

Further information

More information including tuition, fee rates, the curriculum, and careers can be found on the Ecampus program page.

For programmatic questions, please contact MPH Administrative Director Amanda Armington, MPH.


Primary faculty


Susan Carozza, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

As a cancer epidemiologist, Sue's research has focused on investigation of environmental factors for childhood cancers, with a special interest in applying geospatial techniques for measuring environmental exposures. Most recently, she has been conducting research into the complex relationship between birth defects and cancers in children.

Jonathan Garcia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Jonathan's work has focused on devising community-led approaches to social inclusion, HIV prevention, and Hepatitis C treatment access, especially among Latinos and LGBT populations.

Veronica Irvin, Ph.D., MPH
Assistant Professor

Veronica is currently studying the idea that how medical and science information is presented can change someone’s behavior. The goal is to understand how people make decisions from this information and how it impacts their health. She also investigates how scientists present their results to other scientists.

Sunil Khanna, Ph.D.
Professor

Sunil's research interests include the complex interrelations of biology, culture, gender, ethnicity and health in South Asia and the United States. He uses diverse yet complementary field techniques such as ethnographic research and qualitative methods, microdemographic survey and nutritional anthropometry in his research studies.

Karen Volmar, JD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor

Karen's research interests intersect public health policy, health care administration and international health. Her work focuses on health plan design, impact of insurance on health care delivery, legal issues in health care financing, and delivery and comparative health systems.


Administrative support


Amanda Armington, MPH
MPH Administrative Director

Amanda joined the College as the MPH Program Manager in 2015 and has been the MPH Administrative Director since 2017. Previously, Amanda was the Faculty Research Project Coordinator for the GROW Healthy Kids & Communities Project with OSU Extension. She graduated with her Master of Public Health degree from Oregon State University in 2012, with a focus on health promotion and health education. She is an institutional representative for Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) and member of APHA and OPHA.

Andy Chuinard, MPH
MPH Internship Coordinator

Andy joined the College of Public Health and Human Sciences as the MPH Internship Coordinator in 2016. Previously he worked for Benton County Health Services and WebMD Health Services. He completed his MPH from OSU in 2015.

Sheryl Thorburn, Ph.D., MPH
Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

In her associate dean role, Sheryl oversees the MPH program, including the MPH online option. She works closely with faculty, the MPH Administrative Director, and the MPH Internship Coordinator and is a resource for future and current students.