Oregon Health and Science University

Oregon Health and Science University (or OHSU) is a public university located in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1974, OHSU is made up of main campus, and two hospitals. When it was established, OHSU was first called University of Oregon Health Sciences Center. It combined into one location medicine, nursing and state dentistry. In 1981 it was renamed Oregon Health Sciences and was given its current name in 2001. Oregon Health and Sciences University earned its name by merging with the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology (or OGI).

Many upper-level degree programs are offered at OHSU. Some of these programs include: Master of Science, Master of Public Health, Master of Physician Assistant, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Medicine. According to the U.S. News and World Report, OHSU and its programs have been highly ranked. OHSU has been ranked as one of the top medical schools in the country. In addition, the Primary Care, Family Medicine, and Rural Medicine specialties have all been ranked among the top five. Only about twelve percent of applicants are admitted into programs at OHSU. Students enrolled at OHSU have an average high school/ undergraduate GPA of 3.63 and an average MCAT score of 31.

The School of Nursing at Oregon Health and Sciences University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral nursing programs. The graduate nursing program has been ranked 7th in the U.S. and the gerontology specialty was ranked 5th.

OHSU added the School of Dentistry in 1945. Radiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pathology, endodontics, orthodontics, pathology, pediatric dentistry, etc. are available through the School of Dentistry. Only 75 students are admitted to the D.M.D. program each year.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (503) 494-7800
Address: 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, Oregon 97239-3098
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Small ( 780+ undergrad, 2,000+ grad )
Award Levels: Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 10,749
Out-of-State Tuition $ 19,764
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
Website Address: www.ohsu.edu/xd
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Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell Cellular Biology and Histology
Molecular Genetics
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Nutrition Nutritionist
Dietetics Dietitian
Family Practice Nurse Nursing
Health Health Care Administration Management
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Medical Radiologic Technology Science - Radiation Therapist
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Midwife Nursing Midwifery
Nursing Education
Nursing Practice
Orthodontics Orthodontology
Physician Assistant
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Nursing
Public Health
Registered Nursing Registered Nurse
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science
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