Primary Health Care and Health Disparities

Oregon Health & Science University

Master Online
24 months
605 USD/credit
605 USD/credit
401 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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To support working and distance students, coursework for the MPH in Primary Health Care and Health Disparities program may be completed entirely online. Online MPH students are fully enrolled into the School of Public Health and have the option to complete some of their courses in person.

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The program provides a foundation in core public health disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental systems, behavioral theory and health systems organization. In addition, the program’s courses and field experiences address public health policy and practice with particular emphasis on improving primary health care accessibility and quality for underserved populations. The program is based on the concepts and principles of primary health care defined by the World Health Organization, emphasizing improvements in universal coverage, service delivery, public policy, leadership, and stakeholder participation.

Graduates include practicing clinicians, as well as a range of public health professionals are employed by state and local governmental agencies, non-profits and community organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Health Systems Organization
  • Concepts of Environmental Health
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
For more information, please visit the program website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A personal statement (approximately 500 words) addressing areas of research interests; career goals; relevant experiences in teaching, research, publishing, and/or volunteering; and how this program connects to academic and professional goals.
  • Official transcript from any higher education institution attended.
  • Official GRE scores from testing center (GRE SOPHAS Code: 1045); acceptable substitute is official MCAT scores.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s potential for success in this program.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume.
  • All applicants with foreign degrees are required to obtain a WES ICAP course-by-course credential evaluation.
  • Official TOEFL scores, if the applicant does not speak English as a native language and has not received a graduate or undergraduate degree in an English-speaking territory.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    605 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 605 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    605 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 605 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    401 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 401 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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