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60 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 60 quarter credits are equal to 40 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$627 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete nearly all courses in this program online, with one or a few site-based courses required. View the curriculum.
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Master of Public Health – Online


The Master of Public Health – Public Health Practice online degree program is a 60-credit, non-thesis program that includes a 6-credit internship (200 practice hours).

Focusing on prevention, the keystone of public health, the program curriculum reflects an integrated approach to teaching and learning. This integrated approach is highlighted in our MPH core courses, which weave together the fundamental public health disciplines in a manner that mimics public health practice, set in the context of 21st century public health challenges. Course topics include a diverse range of subjects relevant to your future career.

MPH-PHP required courses

  • HHS 513 Integrated Approach to Public Health I
  • HHS 514 Integrated Approach to Public Health II
  • HHS 517 Case Studies in Public Health Practice
  • HHS 537 Evidence-Based Leadership in Public Health
  • HHS 578 Evidence-Based Public Health I
  • HHS 579 Evidence-Based Public Health II
  • HHS 584 Surveillance and Field Epidemiology for Public Health
  • HHS 590 Public Health Law
  • HHS 597 Global Health Systems
  • H 510 Internship
  • H 518 Public Health Ethics and Issues
  • H 520 Health Disparities
  • H 575 Evaluation of Health Promotion and Education Programs
  • H 596 Healthcare Epidemiology
  • H 530 Health Policy Analysis and Politics
  • H 536 Healthcare Organization Leadership Theory and Behavior
  • H 524 Introduction to Biostatistics

Optional electives

  • HHS 526 Linear Regression in Public Health
  • HHS 527 Logistic Regression in Public Health

Electives are not a requirement for this program. However, students have the flexibility of adding courses to the required 60-credit program, such as data analytics, to enhance their learning experience.

View the course sequence schedule for the two- or three-year track options. Students may take up to 7 years to complete their degree; the course sequence schedule provides an example of how the program can be completed in 2 or 3 years. Students will work with their faculty advisor on a schedule that works for them. All students must take at least one course per term during the academic year (fall through spring).


The 6-credit internship is designed to provide students with an applied practice experience where they can demonstrate attainment of degree competencies. The MPH internship coordinator supports students throughout the internship experience.

Program learning outcomes

The online MPH in Public Health Practice is organized around four domains: science, community, management and leadership, and policy and systems. Upon completion of this degree, graduates will be able to:

  • Synthesize information from a wide range of sources to inform public health action.  
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to prioritize needs and engage in problem solving to advance public health goals.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage resources to achieve maximum impacts for public health initiatives.
  • Leverage knowledge of public and private systems and processes to influence health policy at local, state, national and international levels.
  • Apply innovative strategies and skills to build multi-stakeholder coalitions and partnerships for advancing participatory, sustainable, and evidence-based public health solutions.

Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization to operate in your state.

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