At the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, we know that the decisions society makes today about how we organize ourselves, our resources, our risks and our opportunities will determine the public’s health for generations. It is in this larger context that other important factors such as community programs, access to health services and individual behaviors can have a positive effect.
That knowledge and belief drives our work in helping to educate the public health leaders of tomorrow — and of today. Graduates of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health are able to recognize the uneven sources of health risk in society, promote approaches and strategies that increase health opportunities for all people, and mobilize resources for social change. Portland is ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, in part because of the thoughtful innovation dating back decades to build a city that supports good health. And Oregon has been known over the past two decades as a pioneer in exploring public health issues and transforming health systems.
That environment, along with faculty who are national leaders in their areas of expertise, offer students of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health a one-of-a-kind educational experience. Students at the School of Public Health pursue rigorous areas of study and experience varied and high-quality internships and field work that are important parts of their learning. Graduates go on to begin or advance their careers in health promotion and disease prevention, measurement and monitoring of health and disease, environmental health sciences, physical fitness, gerontology, health policy and more. Our graduates are entering a robust career market – as current public health workers age and retire – and will have opportunities to work anywhere in the world.
The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health’s multidisciplinary programs provide students with the opportunity to customize a focus of study and to create a trajectory toward careers of interest in the health field.
The undergraduate degrees offered through the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health are:
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Applied Health and Fitness
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Studies
Within Health Studies we offer four concentrations areas
– Community Health Education
– Health Sciences
– School Health
– Aging Services
We also offer a certificate in:
- Human Lactation
The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health offers two graduate certificate programs. While the programs can be appropriate for a wide range of students, they can be especially helpful for working health and other professionals who want to enhance their expertise in public health issues:
The OHSU-School of Public Health offers four programs that give students the opportunity to combine a Master of Public Health degree with a master’s degree in another area that complements the MPH degree. The innovative “dual degree” programs help position graduates to be able to lead innovative efforts in public health:
The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health offers Master’s Degrees in the following areas:
- MS in Biostatistics
- MA/MS in Health Studies – Not accepting new students
The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health offers six Master of Public Health Programs with concentrations in various areas of expertise:
The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited our new joint school in 2017. Our accreditation confirms that our undergraduate and graduate programs are independently reviewed and meet defined national standards. Download the CEPH Accreditation report here. Download the SPH final self study here.