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M.P.H. Health Promotion




April 28th, 2014




Prospective Student Orientation.ppt For those unable to make it to the orientation here are the Powerpoint slides.


The Master of Public Health in Health Education/Health Promotion is offered as part of the Oregon Master of Public Health program in conjunction with Oregon Health & Science University and Oregon State University. Each student who enters the program defines an area of interest and selects courses in consultation with their advisor. Suggested areas of emphasis include: advocacy and social change, aging, health behavior, integrative health, physical activity and risk reduction, and women's health.

The goal of the School of Community Health's Health Promotion track is to prepare students for advanced study or professional work in the fields of community health, health education, and health promotion in a wide variety of settings. The curriculum prepares students to utilize public health approaches to develop, administer, implement, and evaluate culturally sensitive health promotion and behavior-change programs, as well as to mobilize community resources for planned social change.

Student completing this track will be able to:

  1. Apply theory in the development, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion interventions, programs, and policies.
  2. Develop interventions and programs to effect change at multiple levels, including individual, community, organization, and policy.
  3. Design and implement strategies to promote health.
  4. Solicit and integrate input from community and organization stakeholders.
  5. Design and deliver health communication messages.
  6. Evaluate and interpret results from program evaluations and other research.
  7. Define research problems, frame research questions, design research procedures, and outline methods of analysis.
  8. Apply ethical principles that govern the practice of public health.
  9. Enact cultural competency in diverse social and cultural communities.
  10. Develop a substantive area of emphasis.

Admission to the graduate program is based on several factors. We are looking for a diverse pool of applicants with undergraduate degrees from various disciplines. Additional requirements include an undergraduate level statistics course, a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0, a minimum score of 1,000 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), three letters of recommendation, a personal resume, and a 500-word personal essay.

Please note: We do not provide pre-admission advising meetings. We do offer a Prospective Student Orientation, held twice each year during fall and spring. Please keep your eyes on the School of Community Health website, graduate programs page, for details:

Once a student is admitted, s/he should schedule an appointment with the assigned advisor to plan curriculum. For more information about our program, please see or

Applications are due February 1st. Admission is for the Fall only.

For admission to the Oregon Master of Public Health Program, Health Promotion track, prospective students must apply directly through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) system, the centralized application service for CEPH accredited schools and programs of public health.

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2013-14 MPH Health Promotion Student Handbook

2013-14 Health Promotion Suggested Course Sequence

Area of Emphasis Advising Form