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Academic Resources and Support – Graduate Students


Graduate students have access to library services at both OHSU’s Library at the Biomedical Information Communication Center (BICC) and PSU’s Millar Library. Students must bring the respective institutional badge to access the breadth of library services at each university. These extensive resources include physical and electronic references, training opportunities, and document-delivery. Students are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with library resources and the librarians who support the SPH.

OHSU Library

OHSU’s Library at the Biomedical Information Communication Center (BICC)
Library Liaison: Laura Zeigen
P: (503) 494-0505

Library Liaison Program

PSU Library

PSU’s Millar Library
Contact: Emily Ford
P: (503) 725-3689

Library Services

Learning & Coaching

Academic Coaching (PSU Learning Center)

PSU’s Learning Center offers a flexible coaching service that allows students to work with coaches to create measurable plans to meet their academic goals. These goals may address school/life balance, active learning strategies and various approaches to studying course content, improving communication skills, and learning of resources on and off campus. Coaches are graduate students, and coaching is open to all SPH students.

Academic Coaching

OHSU Student Academic Support Services

Consult an expert in learning and study strategies. OHSU Student Academic Support Services offers one-on-one appointments, workshops and on-line resources to help learners develop personalized tools and approaches to study more effectively and efficiently, decrease stress, improve memory, and motivation. 

Contact for more information or to schedule an appointment.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform offering more than 11,000 courses in business, technology, and creative skills taught by industry experts. SPH students have free access to LinkedIn Learning’s extensive subscription library using their OHSU network credentials.

LinkedIn Learning

Writing Support

PSU Writing Center

PSU’s Writing Center offers resources and one-on-one appointments with consultants for students seeking to improve their writing. The PSU Writing Center is located in 188 Cramer Hall, and can be reached by telephone at (503) 725-3570. A consultant who works only with graduate students is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4pm.

Writing Center

SPH Writing Support

School of Public Health faculty member Leslie Bienen, MFA, DVM offers one-on-one writing support and workshops to SPH graduate students.

Contact for more information, or make an appointment at

Grammarly Subscription

School of Public Health students have access to a subscription version of Grammarly for the 2021-2022 academic year. While Grammarly cannot improve the argument and flow of your work, it can help with spelling, grammar, and sentence structure. If you are interested in this tool, please add your name to this email form and we will get you added to the subscription.  Be sure to use your PSU login credentials to access the form.


Microsoft Office Suite and Office 365

School of Public Health graduate students have free access to the Microsoft Office Suite and Office 365 through options at both OHSU and PSU.

Microsoft Office at PSU

The Microsoft Office suite (including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) is installed and available on all University workstations. The suite is also available for free to all active students, faculty, and staff. After leaving PSU, students have a grace period of one year until their Microsoft account and the Microsoft Office suite is disabled.  Get more info here.

Microsoft Office 365 at OHSU

Microsoft Office 365 is a subscription service that provides product and service licensing to Teams, OneDrive, and Apps for enterprise that provide the cloud version of the Office desktop applications that you’re already familiar with, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Microsoft Office 2019 is installed on most OHSU-managed Windows and Mac machines.
  • All OHSU members can access Office on the web at
  • Effective May 10, 2021, Microsoft Office 365 desktop applications are available for installation by OHSU students on up to five personal devices.
  • Upon graduation or departure from OHSU, online access to Teams, OneDrive and Office for the web will end immediately. Microsoft Office desktop applications installed on personal devices will remain accessible for up to 30 days post departure. After this time, access will be limited to read-only mode.

More info available here (secure OHSU login required).

Survey Tools

Graduate students have access to survey tools through both OHSU and PSU.
Two free options for creating surveys are available to the Portland State community:

Google Forms is not approved for use with OHSU business or research activity.  You must use Qualtrics instead.



PebblePad is an ePortfolio publishing platform that allows you to track the development of your skills, demonstrate your expertise and creativity, and showcase your work. You can access PebblePad at using your PSU Odin account credentials. PebblePad offers a space for you to design an online portfolio, create a blog, or participate in a class project. You can use customizable templates to create portfolio pages and workbooks that allow you to document your work.

  • Login to PebblePad
  • PebblePad Tutorials


The School of Public Health values diversity and inclusion; we are committed to fostering mutual respect and full participation for all students. Our goal is to create a learning environment that is equitable, useable, inclusive, and welcoming. If any aspects of instruction or course design result in barriers to your inclusion or learning, OHSU’s Office of Student Access and PSU’s Disability Resource Center can assist you.

  • If you are already registered with disability services at either OHSU or PSU, and you are taking a course at the opposite institution, you must contact the office you are registered with to transfer your accommodations.
  • If you are not already registered with a disability services office, and you have, or think you may have, a disability that may affect your work in this class, and feel you need accommodations, use the following table for guidance about which office to contact to initiate accommodations.
Enrollment University and StandingWhere to Seek Accommodations
Undergraduate School of Public Health majorPSU’s Disability Resource Center
Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 116
All PSU-registering Dual Degree (MSW/MPH and MURP/MPH) Graduate School of Public Health Majors and all PSU-registering Graduate School of Public Health majors admitted prior to fall 2016.PSU’s Disability Resource Center
Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 116
Graduate School of Public Health major (other than in the groups, above)OHSU’s Office for Student Access
(503) 494-0082
OHSU Auditorium Building 330
Non-SPH major, PSU-enrolled studentPSU’s Disability Resource Center
Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 116
Non-SPH major, OHSU-enrolled studentOHSU’s Office for Student Access
(503) 494-0082
OHSU Auditorium Building 330

Please be aware that accommodations are not retroactive and that some accommodations take time to implement. We encourage you to make contact with the appropriate office as early as possible, and to provide accommodations letters to faculty at the beginning of each term.

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