Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Corvallis OR 97331
MPH Program Overview
Oregon State University offers the most comprehensive selection of accredited MPH programs in the state. The university has many graduate programs that represent the many disciplines of the public health profession. You will gain the theoretical foundation, research skills and professional skills so that you can help to reduce risk, promote health and prevent diseases in local communities.
The MPH program at Oregon State allows you to choose an MPH focused on one of six areas:
- Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
- Health Management and Policy
- Health Promotion
- International Health
As an MPH student, you will take a core five courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, health systems organization, environmental health and health behavior. Each track also has several course requirements. Your exact courses will vary based upon which track you choose.
For example, in the biostatistics track, you will be trained to apply statistics to public health and healthcare issues. You would normally be able to work in public health departments, medical schools, the CDC and WHO with this type of degree concentration.
To be considered for admission for the master of public health program, you will need a 3.0 GPA in the last 90 quarter hours from your undergraduate studies. If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirements, you may submit GRE or GMAT scores. Also, your application can be supplemented with recommendation letters from your employers or professors from your bachelor’s program.
MPH Tuition and Financial Aid
The total tuition for the MPH program is $6600 per year for in-state residents and $12,000 per year for out-of-state residents. You may complete the program in as little as two years. Oregon State also has a variety of assistantships, fellowships and scholarships available for highly qualified students to help pay for the MPH tuition. Tuition remission is also available on a competitive basis for the most qualified students. The usual full array of federal loans also are available to help fund your education.