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1 Health Promotion MPH Track Prospective Student Orientation 2014 - 2015

2 Purpose Overview of the Oregon MPH (OMPH) Program Overview of the PSU Health Promotion (HP) Track Address Questions

3 Websites To Visit program track website click on “Graduate Program” button in upper left university website general information, financial aid,

4 Program Overview Collaboration of OHSU and PSU One of the few accredited collaborative programs When last ranked, tied for nationally among graduate programs in Community Health Second decade Accredited through Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

5 Benefits of Collaborative Access to the benefits and resources of two campuses Ability to take courses on both campuses Opportunities to interact with colleagues from a great breadth of backgrounds and interests

6 Oregon Health & Science University Epidemiology Biostatistics Primary Health Care & Health Disparities Environmental Systems and Human Health

7 Portland State University Health Management & Policy Hatfield School of Government, Division of Public Administration Health Promotion School of Community Health

8 PSU Campus Tour See request form at:

9 Health Promotion Track, PSU 15 core faculty 20 Affiliated faculty Approximately 100 active students/year Degrees offered: MPH MURP / MPH MSW / MPH PhD

10 Health Promotion Curriculum 60 Quarter Credits Required OMPH Core Courses (17 Credits) Introduction to Biostatistics (PH 525) (4 cr) Epidemiology I (PHE 530) (4 cr) Health Systems Organization (PAH 574) (3 cr) Principles of Health Behavior (PHE 512) (3 cr) Concepts of Environmental Health (PHE 580) (3 cr)

11 Health Promotion Curriculum Health Promotion Track Requirements (28 Credits) Foundations of Public Health (PHE 511) (3 cr) Mass Communication OR Media Advocacy (PHE 540 OR 541) (3 cr) Public Health Program Planning (PHE 550) (4 cr) Community Organizing (PHE 517) (3 cr) Quantitative Research Design (PHE 521) (3 cr) Program Evaluation and Management in Health (PAH 588) (3 cr) Qualitative Research Design (PHE 520) (3cr) Etiology of Disease (PHE 519) (3cr) Values and Ethics in Health (PAH 573) (3cr)

12 Health Promotion Curriculum Area of Emphasis (9 Credits) Field Experience (6 Credits) Oral Comprehensive Exam (changing)

13 Curriculum Specifics  Competency-based curriculum  Emphasis on applied, community-based, and service learning  Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at graduate standing, no lower than B- in any required course  See Program, Track, and Course competencies at:  See PSU HP Student Handbook at

14 Health Promotion Track Competencies 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

15 Health Promotion Competencies 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

16 Field Experience AKA “Graduate Internship” Purpose: To demonstrate and apply knowledge and skills gained during program in a real-world, supervised setting. Part of Culminating Experience 200 hours, over one or (preferably) two terms In an applied environment with public health preceptor All core & track required classes must be completed before beginning All HP MPH students must complete Graded A-F

17 Dual Degrees MSW/MPH and MURP/MPH Must apply to, and be accepted by, both programs, independently Three years of full-time study to complete

18 Application Procedures to HP Online application to SOPHAS University submission

19 To Portland State University: Graduate Admission form Application fee $50.00 One official transcript from each college or university attended, except PSU but to include JCs and CCs Measles immunization form Please see admissions website for application materials submission address.

20 To SOPHAS Access via and click on ‘Apply Here’ Search for Oregon MPH (not PSU) and identify track/campus Complete application fields Include one official transcript from each college or university attended, including PSU, JCs and/or CCs Identify three people who can provide letters of recommendation Compose personal statement following SOPHAS guidelines and word limits Official GRE scores, and TOEFL scores, if applicable Please direct application questions to:

21 GRE All students not holding completed graduate degrees from accredited US institutions must take the GRE GRE code for Portland State University 1045 Recommended minimum scores: 4.5 Analytical 153 Verbal 144 Quantitative

22 TOEFL All applicants from countries in which English is not the official language are required to take the TOEFL. International students with bachelor or master’s degrees from an accredited US institution, or an English speaking college/university in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, or Ireland are exempt from taking the TOEFL exam. Minimum score: 550 paper, 213 computer, 79-80 internet-based

23 Letters of Recommendation A critical part of the application Should address past academic performance, as well as prospects for career in public health Letters for each of the joint degrees must be degree- specific

24 Statement of Purpose Also critical May wish to include:  Relevant experiences  Understanding of field of public health and the role of health promotion  Issues facing public health  Vision of your professional role in field  What you expect to gain from PSU and OMPH Program

25 Prerequisite Undergraduate statistics course Receive passing letter grade See PSU Stat 243, Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4 cr), for an example of an acceptable course

26 Application Deadline February 1, no exceptions All materials must be submitted to SOPHAS and to PSU by close of business on application deadline Please plan sufficient time for delivery of GRE scores, transcripts, and letters of recommendation Notice of admission sent early April

27 Please see application packet at for important information about application packet materials, including: GRE codes Personal Statement Letters of Recommendation Resume

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