Resources for current MPH students

Current MPH Students

Resources and information for current MPH students.

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Also see College of Health current graduate student resources.


MPH administration and staff

MPH students are supported by several professional faculty/administrators in addition to their faculty advisor.


MPH quarterly newsletter


MPH student meetings

Each term, the MPH Administrative Director holds MPH student meetings, which are drop-in sessions where we discuss important deadlines, required paperwork, including the program of study, and other topics. Students are encouraged to attend at least one meeting each year. Meetings are streamed so students can attend remotely.


Program of study

MPH students must complete their program of study by the first week of their second to last term in the program. After a program of study has been approved by the Graduate School, the student can modify their program of study at any time. The Graduate School requires graduate students to use the digital program of study platform to complete their program of study, which can be found on the Grad School’s forms page.

This 15-minute tutorial walks you through how to complete your program of study.


MPH Internship

The H510 MPH Internship is a 6-credit course that is required for every MPH student.

MPH Internship panel

Each year, the MPH program holds an MPH Internship Panel with current students who have completed their internship.

View the MPH Internship Panel (ONID login required).


Integrative Learning Experience (ILE)

The Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) is a requirement of all MPH students who started the program in 2019-2020, and for some who started the program in 2018-2019. The 2019-2020 ILE Guide includes a detailed description of each option’s ILE, the foundational MPH competencies, each options’ competencies, the ILE Assessment Form, and the MPH Summative Assessment Form.

View the ILE Guide.


Checklist for Graduation

  • Meet 3.0 GPA and fulfill all program requirements
  • Program of study filed and up to date
  • Complete diploma application
  • Sign up for Commencement and College of Health Graduation Ceremony (both optional)
    OSU Commencement and the College Graduation Ceremony both occur once per year in June. Students who will graduate that term (spring), who plan to graduate the following summer term, or who have already graduated the previous fall or winter terms are invited to participate. Those eligible to participate will receive an email with instructions to register.
  • Sign up for the Public Health Graduate Alumni Listerv (optional). An email with instructions will be sent in spring of every year. You can also email the MPH Administrative Director to be added at any time.
  • Request to be added to the Oregon State University Master of Public Health Alumni LinkedIn Group (optional)


Minors and certificates

You may find that a minor or certificate program would be beneficial for your career goals. It is possible, depending on the minor or certificate, that the courses could also be used to satisfy your MPH elective requirement. Faculty advisors approve elective courses, so talk with your advisor about this possibility.


Students clubs and organizations

Enrich your time in the MPH program by getting involved in student clubs or organizations. Search all student clubs and organizations.

A short curation of clubs and organizations is as follows:


Career and Professional Development

Career Development Center Resources

The Career Development Center provides resources including Handshake, Focus 2, GoinGlobal, and StandOut and are available 24/7.

Career and Professional Development Events

The Career Development Center hosts a variety of career events each term. Check them out and put the events of interest to you in your calendar.

CATALYST Mentoring Program

CATALYST is a mentorship program for leadership development. The program requires 2-3 hours per week and is transcript visible. Students start the program in fall term and can register for zero credit (meaning no cost). Learn more.


Pre-med, nursing, and other allied health advising

Some MPH students plan to attend medical, nursing, or other allied-health educational program after graduating from the MPH program.


Professional Public Health Organizations


Public Health Job Search Links