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Newly Admitted Students

Greetings to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health!

We are looking forward to meeting you this fall!

Academic Year 2022-2023: Registration for new students begins June 20th, 2022.

Welcome New Students

Graduate students in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health are students at both OHSU and PSU, and take classes at both institutions. You will study with faculty from both universities, engage with students from a wide range of health-related disciplines and allied professions across OHSU and PSU, and enjoy access to the resources of both institutions. We are so excited that you will be joining us this fall!

Getting Started at the School of Public Health

A Guide for New Graduate Students

Important Dates

  • June 20, 2022 – Registration opens for new School of Public Health students
  • September 21, 2022  –  School of Public Health New Student Orientation
  • September 26, 2022  –  OHSU New Graduate Student Orientation and ID badge distribution
  • September 26, 2022  –  Fall classes begin, OHSU
  • September 27, 2022 –  Fall classes begin, PSU


Grad Student Quick Guide to Resources and Webpages

Wondering where to find something, fast? Consult the Quick Guide list for helpful pages and information.  

Tech Guides (Coming Soon)


FAQ (Coming Soon)

We know you have questions!  We'll post answers to frequently asked questions here.

Join us for the SPH New Student Orientation

For all new undergraduate and graduate students. Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 9:00am - 2:30pm (tentative)

Smith Memorial Student Union - Portland State University Campus

Details to come -- view details of last year's virtual orientation.

New Graduate Student Checklists – Must-do Action Items

There is a lot to do to prepare! Besides registering for class, you will need to review  essential information, and take care of administrative requirements and tech setup for both universities. As as student in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, you will have two student IDs, two student email addresses, and two university network accounts, in order to allow you ready access to courses and resources at both universities. It is very important that you establish your student account at each university prior to the beginning of the fall term.

That is where the checklist comes in — use yours to stay on track. There are slightly different checklists, depending on which academic program you are entering. Find the checklist for your program and read it carefully, and be sure to complete each action item by the date listed.


Graduate Certificate Biostatistics


MPH Biostatistics


MS Biostatistics


Community Health

PhD Community Health


Environmental System & Human Health

MPH Environmental Syst. & Human Health



PhD Epidemiology


MPH Epidemiology


Health Management & Policy

MPH Health Mngmnt & Policy


Dual Degree: MSW/MPH Health Mngmt & Policy


Health Promotion

MPH Health Promotion


Dual Degree: MSW/MPH Health Promotion


Dual Degree: MURP/MPH Health Promotion


Health Systems & Policy

PhD Health Systems & Policy


Public Health

Graduate Certificate Public Health


Public Health Practice

MPH Public Health Practice


Additional Student Resources

Graduate Student Essentials

Navigate the School of Public Health and review the graduate course schedules and directory.

Get the Essentials

Fall 2022 Course Plans

While you are not required to follow the planning guides, doing so will ensure that you get the courses that you need each term.

What to register for

Undergrad Student Essentials

Bookmark undergraduate resources and review the undergraduate academic calendar.

Get the essentials

Get Your Student ID

Follow the instruction to get your student ID from your respective PSU or OHSU institution.

Get my ID