What will I learn?

In the Public Health Practice MPH, you will gain applied knowledge that enhances your ability to engage stakeholders, identify community needs, gather data, design and implement programs and policies, lead organizations, and collaborate across disciplines.

The Public Health Practice MPH in Public Health programs are ideal for:

  • Professionals with full-time careers, including doctors, nurses, social workers, educators, nonprofit personnel, government officials, hospital administrators, and others whose work involves advancing the public’s health.
  • Full-time students living in or near metropolitan Portland or those who live outside the Portland metropolitan area, especially those in rural areas of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Graduate students in other fields (including medicine, law, and social work) who seek to add a public health lens to their work, through a graduate certificate in public health.

MPH IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE (ONLINE ONLY)

The two-year MPH in Public Health Practice pairs online coursework with hands-on engagement in your own community, wherever you live. Designed to accommodate recent college graduates as well as working adults, our online MPH can fit easily into any schedule, whether you are taking courses full-time or balancing them with your job, family, and other responsibilities.

The online Public Health Practice MPH is taught by the same preeminent faculty who lead the OHSU-PSU SPH’s in-person programs. And, it equips you with relevant, applied expertise in public health practice that you can use to guide health reform, exercise leadership, develop and evaluate programs, and better serve your community.

MPH IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE (HYBRID ONLINE/ON-CAMPUS)

The hybrid Public Health Practice MPH combines online and in-person courses. Designed for completion on an accelerated 12-month schedule, it equips you with specialized public health expertise to support specific professional goals.

You can complete this rigorous hybrid MPH in Public Health Practice program during a year off from an MD, JD, MSW, MPA, or other graduate degree, adding complementary training that expands your scope of expertise and increases your marketability.

Which department am I in?

OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
USD $673 per credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected June, September 2022

Venue

Portland State University

1825 SW Broadway,

PORTLAND,

Oregon,

97201, United States

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
USD $754 per credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected June, September 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be admitted to PSU for a master’s program, applicants must satisfy University requirements and be accepted by the academic department in which the graduate study will occur. Admission eligibility is based on receipt of a baccalaureate degree equivalent to a United States four-year bachelor's degree from a college or university recognized as an institution of higher education by the Ministry of Education in the relevant country or be regionally accredited within the U.S. Regular Admission: To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA.

For international students

Admission eligibility is based on receipt of a baccalaureate degree equivalent to a United States four-year bachelor's degree from a college or university recognized as an institution of higher education by the Ministry of Education in the relevant country or be regionally accredited within the U.S.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall score with minimum subscores of 6.5 in reading and writing

TOEFL score of Paper-based: 550 overall; 22 in writing with 20 in reading and listening

TOEFL score of Internet-based: Minimum overall score of 80 with minimum subscores of 18 in reading and writing

PTE - Academic: 60 overall

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Portland State University

PSU has been empowering students for 75 years and is known for its sustainability and commitment to social justice.

  • Based in the center of Portland, Oregon
  • One of the nation’s most innovative universities
  • More than 200 degree and certificate programs on offer
  • 20:1 student-to-faculty ratio

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