School of Health Sciences

Welcome to the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health Program!


The mission of the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health program is to provide accredited public health education designed for the working professional. It does this through a collaborative learning community, drawing on the collective resources of its five member institutions and partnering community agencies. The program strives to produce respected and competent professionals able to improve public health practice, especially in eastern Ohio.

CEOMPH is a Public Health Network

The Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health (CEOMPH) program is a partnership between The University of Akron (UA), Cleveland State University (CSU), Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Ohio University (OU) and Youngstown State University (YSU). This nontraditional program is geared toward the working professional who would like to broaden his or her role in improving community health, enhance current job skills, or seek career advancement. Students are encouraged to move through the program as a cohort with core courses being taught on Saturdays by interactive videoconferencing from one of our distance learning sites.

Unique features of the program include the use of distance learning for the six core courses, including interactive videoconferencing and web-enhanced teaching. Elective courses may be taken at any of the partner universities. Core courses are taught on Saturday to accommodate working students.

CEOMPH is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.


Admission Requirements

Fall Application Deadline: January 15th

Prerequisites: must have successfully completed a college-level mathematics or statistics course, and a college social science or natural science course.

Minimum G.P.A: 2.75

GRE Requirement: Required and can be waived if the applicant has a professional degree (master’s or doctorate) in a related area.

TOEFL Requirement: Required for applicants from countries where English is not the language of instruction in their college/university studies; the minimum required score is 550 for the paper-based examination and 213 for the computer based examination.

Work Experience: Two years of work experience in a relevant field is highly recommended.

Letters Of Recommendation: The applicant must provide three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with his or her academic or professional background. If the bachelor’s degree was earned more than two years prior to application to the program, an applicant may submit letters of recommendation by supervisors from his or her place of employment. The letters should include an assessment of the applicant’s work quality and ability to successfully complete a graduate degree.

Application Required: Applicants must submit the special Eastern Ohio Universities Master of Public Health application form found at, a $35 nonrefundable application fee, and all admission materials to the MPH Admissions Committee. Submit application materials to:

MPH Admissions Committee CEOUCOM, Division of Community Health Sciences, 4509 State Route 44, PO Box 95, Rootstown, OH 44272.


Degree Completion Requirements

The curriculum consists of seven core courses that students take as a cohort. In addition, one grant project, a capstone project, a portfolio, and an exit presentation are required. The MPH is structured as a weekend program with the core courses scheduled on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-4 p.m. Alternate scheduling will be considered to accommodate students with special circumstances.

Students may take the core courses at any one of the distance-learning classrooms at any one of the partner universities. Electives may be taken at any time during the program. Students may select electives from a list of approved courses offered by the partner universities. If the student is interested in an elective that is not on the approved list, an Elective Approval Form must be submitted along with a course syllabus for review by the NEOUMPH curriculum committee.

Students are assigned an advisor upon entering the program. The advisor offers guidance on choosing electives appropriate to the student’s career goals and interests. Students must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 to remain in the program.


42 credits


  • 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 696 - Public Health Practicum
  • MPH 697 - Public Health Capstone Project