Best pre-health school in Oregon

PSU is the premier destination in Oregon for future health professionals

At Portland State University, you can prepare for a rewarding health and medical career at one of the most innovative universities in the nation. Our growing partnership with OHSU, real-world instruction, expert pre-health advisers and clear career pathways make us an ideal destination for you to become a future health professional.

Join us and you can:

  • Learn from world-class faculty at PSU and OHSU
  • Study in state-of-the-art facilities such as the Collaborative Life Science Building on the South Waterfront
  • Gain internship, research and volunteer experience with hundreds of community partners
  • Apply for outstanding financial support from scholarships, our unique Four Years Free award and the BUILD EXITO research training program

Explore Health Programs


Portland State pre-health tracks can be matched with any academic major. Our students are accepted into professional health schools all over the county including OHSU, Columbia, and Harvard. Learn more ››

  • Undergraduate Tracks
    • Pre-Chiropractic Medicine
    • Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science
    • Pre-Dentistry
    • Pre-Dental Hygiene
    • Pre-Medicine
    • Pre-Naturopathic Medicine
    • Pre-Nursing
    • Pre-Occupational Therapy
    • Pre-Optometry
    • Pre-Pharmacy
    • Pre-Physical Therapy
    • Pre-Physician Assistant
    • Pre-Radiation Therapy
    • Pre-Veterinary Medicine


Public Health

Oregon Health & Sciences University and Portland State University have joined forces to offer you unmatched opportunities to promote better health in communities close to home and around the world. Ninety-six percent of MPH students from the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health find employment or continue their education within one year of graduation. Learn more ››

  • Undergraduate Programs
    • Health Studies
    • Applied Health & Fitness
  • Graduate Programs
    • Master of Public Health (six concentrations)
    • Biostatistics
    • Health Studies
    • Health Management and Policy/Social Work
    • Health Promotion and Social Work
    • Health Promotion and Urban Planning
    • Epidemiology and Medicine


Health Research 

The BUILD EXITO program identifies new undergraduates, especially those from communities with the greatest health challenges, and supports them on their path to becoming scientific researchers in health-related fields. Scholars recieve mentoring and hands-on research opportunities at every stage. Learn more ››