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

Epidemiology MPH

Graduates of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health MPH in Epidemiology work to reduce disease risk and promote health by discovering and understanding the causes, prevention, and control of adverse health outcomes in populations. Epidemiologists are often employed by local, state, and federal government agencies; non-profit public health organizations; research institutes, and post-secondary institutions. Graduates direct studies and analyze data as well as communicate findings to the public and policy makers.

Program Competencies

Students graduating from this program will be able to:

  • Apply population-based concepts of epidemiology and risk determination to the assessment of health problems.

  • Apply evidence-based knowledge of health determinants to public health issues.

  • Apply and interpret a variety of statistical methods commonly used in medical and public health research.

  • Propose and test a research hypothesis.  Identify ethical principles problems that arise in public health policy decisions.

  • Apply knowledge of cultural dimensions in conducting research, including culturally sensitive recruitment of study participants, and develop strategies for interpretation of data in the larger cultural context.

  • Integrate and apply relevant literature in epidemiology to public health issues and policy.

  • Communicate public health principles and concepts through various strategies across multiple sectors of the community

For more information and instructions on how to apply visit the MPH in Epidemiology web page.