24 months
686 USD/credit 20580 USD/year
686 USD/credit 20580 USD/year
450 USD/credit 13500 USD/year
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The MPH in Environmental Systems and Human Health from Oregon Health & Science University equips you to advance public health by working toward sustainable environments, both natural and built. 


The Environmental Systems and Human Health MPH from Oregon Health & Science University reflects the track record of leadership and reform for which the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH) is well known. For example, OHSU-PSU SPH researchers have broken new ground in promoting worker health via innovative programs related to diet, work-family balance, peer support, flexible scheduling, post-military support, and other issues. 

The MPH in Environmental Systems and Human Health enables you to:

  • Examine public health questions from an interdisciplinary perspective that integrates environmental science, medicine, biostatistics, chemistry, biology, behavioral science, and other fields.
  • Gain extensive field experience, working directly with community stakeholders and professionals in public health, environmental regulation, and occupational health.
  • Build a framework that lets you analyze environmental issues at any level, from local to global.
  • Learn from outstanding researchers who actively influence public opinion, policy debates, and community responses.
  • Build strong relationships with faculty who are attentive, supportive, and proactive advocates for your academic success and professional growth.
  • Draw on the resources and expertise of OHSU’s research faculty and facilities, and PSU’s strengths in public affairs, governance, environmental sciences, and business.
  • Personalize the curriculum by choosing electives, field experiences, and other flexible components to fit your educational and career goals.

Career opportunities

The MPH in Environmental Systems and Human Health qualifies you for a wide range of careers. You will be prepared for advanced positions in environmental regulation, industrial hygiene, occupational health, environmental remediation, food safety, nonprofit advocacy, and related fields. 

In addition, the Environmental Systems and Human Health MPH positions you for next-generation industries that are emerging in response to the global climate crisis and other matters of planetary health. You may find ground-floor opportunities to apply public health principles in sectors such as renewable energy, biodiversity preservation, carbon sequestration, and more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epidemiology
  • Concepts of Environmental Health
  • Health Systems Organization
  • Principles of Health Behavior
  • Qualitative Methods for Health Professionals
  • Environmental Health in a Changing World 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Conferred undergraduate degree from an accredited or governmentally – recognized university
  • One college level math course
  • Statement of Purpose (Maximum of 500 words)  
  • Additional Statements (approximately 250 words each) 
  • Curriculum vitae or resume  
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended 
  • World Education Services (WES) ICAP Course-by-Course evaluation of academic records from institutions outside the U.S. and English-speaking Canada  
  • Applicants whose degrees are not from a governmentally-recognized university in Great Britain, English-Speaking Canada, Australia, Ireland, or New Zealand must provide official scores on the International Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System-Academic (IELTS) exam. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 686 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    20580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 686 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    13500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 450 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Oregon

1031 - 1701 USD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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