Master Online Blended

Public Health Practice

Oregon Health & Science University

24 months
769 USD/credit 21532 USD/year
769 USD/credit 21532 USD/year
595 USD/credit 16660 USD/year
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In the Public Health Practice MPH and Graduate Certificate in Public Health programs from Oregon Health & Science University, 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 and Graduate Certificate in Public Health programs from Oregon Health & Science University 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.

The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH) offers a fully online MPH in Public Health Practice, a hybrid online/on-campus MPH that you can complete in one year, and an online Graduate Certificate in Public Health. 

All three programs enable you to:

  • Serve populations that bear a disproportionate share of society’s health risks.
  • Connect and collaborate with various kinds of public health professionals, including (but not limited to) researchers, policy makers, program evaluators, health care practitioners, hospital and clinic administrators, and community advocates.
  • Use a dynamic online course platform that promotes strong relationships and extensive interaction among students and faculty.
  • Get personal, one-on-one attention from your instructors.

In addition, both the online and hybrid version of the MPH degree confer practical skills such as grant writing, program design and evaluation, data analysis, and public health research. 

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. Here is a Sample Program of Study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epidemiology
  • Concepts of Environmental Health
  • Health Systems Organization
  • Principles of Health Behavior
  • Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practices
  • Social Determinants of Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


56 SCH


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Conferred undergraduate degree
  • One college-level algebra, pre-calculus, calculus or statistics course
  • 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 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21532 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 769 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    21532 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 769 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    16660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 595 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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