Graduate programs

The School of Public Health graduate programs are designed to prepare students for professional work in the fields of community health, health promotion, health management, and health policy in a wide variety of settings. Students may also complete a plan of study that prepares them to pursue a doctoral degree in a health-related area. 

The School of Public Health offers eight graduate degrees.

1. A Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Health Promotion.

2. A Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Health Management and Policy.

3. A Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Biostatistics

4. A Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Environmental Systems and Human Health

5. A Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Public Health Practice

6. A Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Epidemiology

7. A Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Biostatistics. 

8. A Master of Arts/Master of Science (M.A./M.S.) degree in Health Studies - Not Currently Admitting

Students with a wide variety of undergraduate degrees and professional experience are admitted to the School of Public Health.

Biostatistics M.P.H.

Environmental Systems and Human Health M.P.H.

Epidemiology M.P.H.

Health Management and Policy M.P.H.

Health Promotion M.P.H.

Public Health Practice M.P.H. online

Biostatistics M.S.

Health Studies M.A./M.S.

Biostatistics Courses

Community & Public Health Courses

Environmental Systems & Human Health Courses

Epidemiology Courses

Biostatistics MS

The Master of Science in Biostatistics degree is designed to provide graduate level training in the application and theory of biostatistics. The program is primarily aimed at those wishing to pursue careers as intermediate level biostatisticians or apply for doctoral programs in Biostatistics. The program is also appropriate for individuals who have earned a Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics and wish to pursue further training.

Target audiences for this program include individuals who desire careers as collaborative biostatisticians in the basic, clinical, translational or population sciences. The program will also be appropriate for some clinical and translational researchers (e.g. K awardees or postdoctoral trainees), students in other Oregon graduate programs, as well as working professionals throughout the state and region (e.g. public health practitioners, laboratory scientists, data managers, database programmers, other research professionals).

All faculty members in the Department’s Division of Biostatistics are actively involved with externally funded projects. Students will have opportunities to work with real world applications under the supervision of faculty.

Program Competencies

Students graduating from this program will be able to:

  • Apply intermediate to advanced biostatistical theory and techniques to design, plan, and manage data collection to conduct analysis for own research projects or support collaborative research teams

  • Translate broad research goals into specifications and procedures for statistical analysis and interpretation of results in basic, clinical, translational and public health research studies

  • Select and use appropriate statistical analysis software for assessment, decision-making and information-sharing (e.g., Stata, SAS, R or other special programs)

  • Communicate statistical methods and findings clearly and unambiguously to specialists and non-specialist audiences


For more information and instruction on how to apply visit the MS in Biostatistics web page.