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Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health (MPH) at Cleveland State University is part of the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health (CEOMPH) program. The CEOMPH is a multidisciplinary, interdepartmental, and inter-institutional program that provides opportunities for graduate studies in public health. Although the MPH degree is awarded by Cleveland State University, the MPH program is consortium-based. The three partners are Cleveland State University, the Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), and Youngstown State University. The program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The mission of the program is to enhance the health and well being of the community by providing an educational program that fosters collaboration among the participating academic institutions, students, public health practitioners, and the public health system. The program prepares graduates in the knowledge, skills, and analytic capabilities required to improve the health of diverse populations at the local, state, and national levels via community practice, research, and service. The MPH degree program is a non-traditional program that is geared toward the working professional who would like to broaden his or her role in improving community health, especially in a changing health care environment.

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Admission Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • Successful completion of a college-level mathematics or statistics course, and a college social science or natural science course.
  • Minimum 2.75 Undergraduate GPA (or 3.00 Graduate GPA if applicable)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE Test Scores
    • The GRE requirement can be waived if the applicant has completed a professional degree (master’s or doctorate) in a related area.
  • Work Experience
    • Two years of work experience in a relevant field is highly recommended.

*Admission to the program is based on a combination of a candidate’s undergraduate GPA and the GRE score.  

-International students are required to have met at least one of the following English language proficiency requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based): 78 & at least 17 in each section
  • TOEFL PBT (Paper-Based): 550
  • IELTS: 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section
  • PTE (Pearson’s Test of English): 50
  • iTEP: 3.8

Admission Deadlines

All applications must be submitted and complete on the following application deadline dates:

  • Domestic Students
    • Rolling
  • International Students
    • Fall Semester – January 15th


Program Requirements

  • MPH 601 - Public Health Concepts
  • MPH 602 - Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
  • MPH 603 - Epidemiology & Public Health
  • MPH 604 - Biostatistics & Public Health
  • MPH 605 - Health Sciences Administration in Public Health
  • MPH 606 - Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health
  • MPH 608 - Public Health Practice and Issues
  • MPH 609 – Public Health Research & Evaluation
  • MPH 691 – Grant Writing in Public Health Practice
  • MPH 68596 - Public Health PracticumCapstone Project I
  • MPH 68697 - Public Health Capstone Project II
  • 9 additional elective course credits are required
Did You Know?

The median annual wage for medical and health services managers was $99,730 in May 2018.

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Career Outcomes

  • A Master of Public Health gives students a multitude of career paths to choose from. Many students go on to become healthcare administrators, registered nurses, epidemiologists, social and community service managers, dietitians, counselors, and health information technicians.
  • These are some of the local companies that are hiring CSU grads: Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, MetroHealth, Deloitte, Atrium Centers, Psycho Social Therapies, and Strategic Resources.