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Masters Programs

Graduate students at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health actively engage with the city and its leaders in health promotion for both research and practice.

Because of our location in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health graduate students have the ability to draw on myriad resources within the school to strengthen their Master’s degree program experience. In addition to the Portland leaders who serve as adjunct faculty, students also work with other schools within OHSU and PSU and the (such as the School of Social Work and the School of Business). Research and field study opportunities abound in partnership with  research centers such as the Institute on Aging, Center for Urban Studies, Population Research Center, and with the Oregon Health Authority.

The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health offers dynamic Master's degree programs: a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree with a concentration in Health Promotion, and a concentration in Health Management and Policy. Also offered is a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Health Studies; and a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Health Studies.

We also offer two dual degree programs that combine the Master of Public Health with a complementary Master’s program: the Master of Public Health and Master of Urban and Regional Planning; the Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work. Students do not have to begin both programs at the same time to complete the dual degree, and with very careful planning, students may be able to complete both Master’s degrees in three years.

MPH Health Promotion Information Session

The next session will be held in October 2017


Career Opportunities

Alumni of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health graduate programs pursue careers in such fields as health promotion, health research, program planning and evaluation, health education, social work, gerontology, community organizing and more. There are a wide variety of job opportunities dedicated to addressing public health issues throughout the public, private and nonprofit sectors. 

Course Overview

Learn more about graduate course offerings within the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health.


Once a student is admitted, s/he should schedule an appointment with the assigned advisor to plan curriculum. While we do not provide pre-admission advising meetings, we do offer a Prospective Student Orientation, held twice each year during fall and spring.