How to apply to MPH program

How to apply

Master of Public Health Program

Admissions timeline

Apply anytime between August 16, 2023 and June 1, 2024.


August 16


December 1, 2023
June 1, 2024


Apps are reviewed monthly:

from December 1, 2023
to June 15, 2024


Admission decisions are sent at the end of each month from January to June.

Application steps

1. Complete the SOPHAS application

OSU will review application once it is marked "Verified"

2. COH admissions office reviews application

OSU will reach out for any missing documents

3. Complete the OSU supplemental application

You will receive a code to apply via email once application is marked "Ready for Review"

4. Faculty recommendation

This step occurs after supplemental application has been completed and reviewed by faculty.

5. Official OSU admission decision

OSU admissions office will reach out with official admission decision once they receive faculty recommendations.

Application requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree by the time of you start your MPH
  • A 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (either cumulative or within the last 90 credits of coursework)

No GRE requirement

We join many other programs at Oregon State and other peer institutions across the country who have eliminated this structural barrier to promote a more equitable, diverse and inclusive student body.

Two separate applications

The MPH program will require two separate applications.

  • The first application will need to be completed through the SOPHAS system.
  • The second application will be through the OSU application system.

Different fees are associated with each application. For fee information see:

Application deadline reminder

Final SOPHAS applications must be submitted by June 1, 2024 by 8:59PM Pacific Time (11:59 PM Eastern Time).

SOPHAS application how-to video

In this video we guide you through the process of applying to Oregon State's Masters of Public Health program using the SOPHAS system. We show you how to add a program, navigate the application dashboard, and provide tips on filling out personal information and transcripts. We also discuss the specific program materials required by Oregon State and address common questions and troubleshooting tips.

How to apply

Step one


Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis from December 1 (priority) to June 1 (final). Applications are reviewed on a rolling (monthly) basis.

Example: Applications submitted on or before January 1 are reviewed in January with decisions sent out in early February.



Materials required in SOPHAS:

  • Official transcripts. Have all transcripts from all colleges attended sent to SOPHAS .
  • Three letters of recommendation. SOPHAS will ask for the names and email addresses of at least three references and will solicit the letters directly via the email you provide.
  • A personal statement and copy of your resume or CV. Include why you are applying, how earning this degree will help you achieve your professional goals, and what you’ve learned from previous successes and/or challenges.


International students

International students are required to obtain a WES evaluation of international coursework as part of the SOPHAS application, as well as send TOEFL, Duolingo or IELTS scores to provide proof of English language competency. See Graduate Admissions - International Applicants for more information about international graduate student requirements.



You will need to create an account on SOPHAS and follow their instructions to apply. There is a fee, as well as waivers and an assistance program.

Submit your application through SOPHAS.


Step two

Supplemental application

Complete the Oregon State Graduate School supplemental application

After you submit your application through SOPHAS, the Oregon State Graduate School supplemental application will be sent to you via email after the deadline.

Though there is no official deadline for the supplemental application, this form must be submitted before you can be notified of any official decision.


Step three

Apply for Aid



To apply to OSU’s scholarships, you will be using ScholarDollars.

ScholarDollars allows you to review multiple institutional scholarships where you can apply to the awards you are eligible for. Once we have emailed you the supplemental application, you will be able to apply for scholarships with your ID number. Remember to apply by the scholarship deadline.

Additionally, for assistantships, be sure to indicate your interest in your application. You will not need to submit another application for assistantships, but instead interested applicants who are admitted to the graduate program are considered for graduate assistantships. If awarded, you will receive a notification via email of the assistantship offer.


Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

Lastly, be sure to review if you qualify for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). This can help qualifying participants to save as much as $8000 a year in tuition.


The Graduate Admissions FAQ is a helpful resource that can answer many of your questions about the process.

If you have any questions that are not addressed in the FAQ, please do not hesitate to email us.