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Community Health

In the School of Community Health we believe that a healthy lifestyle is not only the result of individual healthy choices, but also a result of the environment and community that surround us.

Promoting healthier life choices, understanding barriers to healthy living, encouraging physical fitness, teaching health education, caring for our elders — the School of Community Health engages in interdisciplinary activities that work toward influencing health behaviors through modification of lifestyles and changes to the environment.

With its Masters in Community and Public Health recently ranked #2 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, the School of Community Health is a dynamic, interactive, engaged institution for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students who are committed to health promotion. 

Our students are challenged with engaged faculty members who serve on national accreditation boards, public health advisory groups, and professional organizations, as well as holding leadership positions in international public health institutions. We also take great pride in the diverse, high-quality internship opportunities available to students in every discipline as well as the impact that our alumni are making in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest and around the world.

The School of Community Health offers numerous undergraduate and graduate programs, including a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion as part of the Oregon Master of Public Health program, which is a collaborative degree between Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University. For post-graduate students, we offer a multidisciplinary PhD program.

The School of Community Health is part of Portland State University’s College of Urban and Public Affairs and is located in the central heart of bike-friendly, walkable Portland, Oregon.