Translate public health knowledge into positive change
As a public health doctoral student at Oregon State, you’ll work with faculty committed to health and well-being for all people. You’ll also have access to research and teaching opportunities and will benefit from an accredited college with a strong history of funding students.
With a PhD in public health, you’ll be prepared for a career in research, university teaching, policy analysis and development, or high-level public health positions.
Oregon State University is the only institution in the state of Oregon that offers a PhD in public health.
Public health doctoral curriculum
The public health PhD program consists of a minimum of 109 credit hours, including at least 36 graduate credits devoted to preparation of your thesis.
You’ll take courses in research methods and statistics, proposal/grant writing and in your area of concentration.
You and your doctoral committee jointly determine your specific program of doctoral study. This process allows you to design a course of study uniquely suited to your career goals.
Funding your PhD in public health
Most of our public health doctoral students are funded through teaching or graduate research assistantships, which include tuition remission and a stipend. Others are funded through scholarships and fellowships.