Credits required
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 all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
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Master of Public Health – Online


Prevention is the keystone of public health, and that is the focus of Oregon State's online Master of Public Health – Public Health Practice program. The curriculum reflects an integrated approach to teaching and learning. This is highlighted in the 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.

Degree requirements

This is a 60-credit, non-thesis program that includes a 6-credit internship (200 practice hours). Degree requirements and curriculum information are available on the OSU academic catalog.

View the course sequence schedule for the two- or three-year track options. You'll work with your faculty advisor on a schedule that works for you. You must take at least one course per term during the academic year (fall through spring), and you may take up to seven years to complete the program.

Sample course topics

  • Integrated approach to public health
  • Evidence-based leadership in public health
  • Public health law
  • Global health systems
  • Public health ethics and issues
  • Health disparities
  • Evaluation of health promotion and education programs
  • Health policy analysis and politics
  • Healthcare organization leadership theory and behavior
  • Biostatistics

Additional program features


The program's 6-credit internship is designed to provide you with an applied practice experience where you can demonstrate attainment of degree competencies. The MPH internship coordinator will support you throughout the internship experience.


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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