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BS Community Health/MPH Health Promotion


The Master of Public Health in Health Promotion Sciences is a 45-credit hour program. Our graduates work as agents of change to advance the health of individuals, families, and communities. Examples of this work include health program design, coordination, and evaluation, health education, grant writing, research coordination, and other leadership roles in education, nonprofit, healthcare, and health department sectors. Career opportunities are available in multiple organizations including federal, state, tribal, and local public health agencies; short- and long-term health care institutions; voluntary health agencies; universities, colleges, and public schools; state and local community mental health agencies; business and industry; and other health related agencies. 

The Hudson College of Public Health and the Master of Public Health program offered by the Department are accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). The MPH program may be completed by full or part-time students and is offered in Oklahoma City. Part of the required MPH curriculum can be taken in Tulsa.

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The following are required:
  • Must be in a current Community Health student at the University of Oklahoma in good standing.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • Submission of the supplemental OUHSC Hudson College of Public Health application.
  • Career goal statement uploaded through the supplemental application. 
  • Current CV/Resume uploaded through the supplemental application. 
  • OU Transcript: Obtained by the OU Health Sciences Center Office of Admissions and Records on behalf of the student. 


Hudson College of Public Health applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and applications will be reviewed as they are complete. All materials must be submitted by the deadlines listed below for full consideration.

Master of Public Health in Health Promotion Sciences:

  • Spring: December 15
  • Fall: August 1
  • Summer: May 1



Applicants to the OU Hudson College of Public Health are required to submit an application available via the OU Health Sciences Center website at:

Please note that the degree program is listed under the College of Public Health


Student support opportunities to offset costs include graduate research assistantships and public health scholarships. Students may expect additional costs that include, but are not limited to, a personal computer, textbooks, insurance, and supplies. For financial aid information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (405) 271-2118.

Financial support opportunities for students:

Estimated Costs

Bursar’s Office – Tuition and Fees

Financial Assistance

Scholarship Opportunities




The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Hudson College of Public Health is Oklahoma’s only Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Accredited College of Public Health.

As part of our periodic re-accreditation process, we have prepared a self-study that examines in detail how we pursue our mission of protecting and improving the health of the people of Oklahoma, the United States, and other nations through: (1) education, public health workforce development, and cutting-edge research; (2) translating research and scholarship into public health practice and service; and (3) development and advocacy of evidence-based health management and policy.

Students graduating with an MPH in Health Promotion Sciences are eligible to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam from the National Center for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).


The Master of Public Health in Health Promotion Sciences program is NOT considered a STEM-designated degree program.

A STEM-designated program is an academic program that falls under at least one of the approved categories from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These categories are recognized by the government for their focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. DHS's updated STEM-designated degree list can be found here:



Department of Health Promotion Sciences
Hudson College of Public Health
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 NE 13th Street, Suite 165
Oklahoma City, OK  73104

Office of Student Services
Phone:  (405) 271-2308

OUHSC Office of Admissions and Records: (405) 271-2359 or 
OUHSC Office of Financial Aid: (405) 271-2118 or 


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