24 months
30357 USD/year
30357 USD/year
16191 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The program of Comparative Health Sciences at Oregon State University is a multi-disciplinary program offering graduate training towards MS and PhD degrees. 


Key facts:

  • The Comparative Health Sciences program at Oregon State University encourages applicants with interest in complex contemporaneous issues that require multi-disciplinary approach to be addressed. Faculty involved in the program have interests ranging from microbiology, ecology, immunology, nutrition, food science, bio-engineering, veterinary medicine, public health, human health, bioinformatics, mathematical modeling, microbiome, neuroscience and others.
  • The program encourages co-mentorship from different disciplines, but also accepts students working in traditional fields. The program has a strong international component and diversity of ideas and innovation is valued. Strong student involvement and participation in the program is sought.
  • The training involves classes, laboratory research, outreach activities, teaching and direct participation in a seminar series. The students are supported by graduate teaching, graduate assistantships, and scholarships provided by the program. The students program is designed individually to support the needs of innovative research. Graduate students are expected to be major participants in the scientific output of the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Perspectives Lab Rotations
  • Methods of Data Analysis
  • Biostatistics
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Scientific Skills and Ethics 
  • Molecular Tools 
  • Grant Proposal Writing 
  • Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Oregon State University Certification of Finances Form is required of all applicants, regardless of funding source. This includes applicants that have been granted a Teaching or Research Assistantship.
  • Supporting documentation, demonstrating sufficient financial resources for the desired academic program. See below for Acceptable Forms of Financial Documentation
  • Photocopy of Applicant’s Passport and Passport of any dependents (if passport has already been issued – this is used to match the name on the passport and visa documents).
  • Photocopy of Current Visa/I-20 if already in the U.S.  
  • Monetary Amount to Show
  • All international applicants and applicants that did not receive a degree in the U.S. (or other English speaking country) meet the following additional English language proficiency requirements for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30357 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30357 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30357 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30357 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    16191 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16191 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Corvallis

1397 - 2488 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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