Credits required
56-64 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 56-64 quarter credits are equal to 37.33-42.67 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$571 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
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 56 to 64-credit, non-thesis program that includes a 4-credit internship (160 practice hours). Degree requirements and curriculum information are available on the OSU academic catalog.

You’ll work with your faculty advisor on a schedule that works for you. MPH students have up to seven years to finish the program; most students choose to finish in two to four years. These course sequence schedules give you a sense of what a two- and three-year plan might look like for new students and continuing students. Courses are typically offered once per year. You must take at least one course per term during the academic year (fall through spring).

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 4-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 and compliance.

State of Colorado: This program requires an internship. Although Oregon State University participates in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), due to Colorado’s Workers’ Compensation Act, we have limited authorization to offer programs that require internships in the state of Colorado. The Colorado internship site must provide workers’ compensation. In some cases, a proposed internship site may not provide worker’s compensation insurance and, as a result, is not available as an internship site. Please contact Shannon Riggs, associate vice provost for educational programs and learning innovation, with questions.

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