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M.P.H. Health Promotion


MPH Health Promotion


May 24th, 2016
DLC 205


AY 15_16 Prospective Student Orientation ppt_May 2016.ppt

For those unable to make it to the orientation here are the Powerpoint slides.


The Master of Public Health in Health Promotion is offered as part of the Oregon Master of Public Health program in conjunction with Oregon Health & Science University.

The Health Promotion track is an interdisciplinary course of study providing students with specialized training in public health promotion and education.  Through coursework and community-based experiences, students learn to address factors in the broader social, economic, policy, and built environments to improve the health of populations.  In this track students build practice and research skills for population-level intervention, including program development, implementation, and evaluation.  The curriculum further offers opportunities to focus on health across the lifespan.  Graduates of the Health Promotion track will be able to effectively recognize and assess health disparities, communicate health information, promote health equity, and mobilize resources for 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 297 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), three letters of recommendation, a personal resume, and a 500-1000 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

Early Decision Deadline December 1st. 

Final Application Deadline February 1st.

Admission is once a year in the Fall only.

For admission to the Oregon Master of Public Health Program, Community Health 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.


MPH Health Promotion Student Handbook

Area of Emphasis Advising Form