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

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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.

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health (CEOMPH) program is to prepare current and future professionals through accredited education, research, and service to improve the health of communities in eastern Ohio and beyond. The mission is accomplished through collaboration among its partner universities and agencies. (Approved 11/25/2014)


  • Improving the quality of life and health of the entire community.
  • Engaging in collaborative behavior that models as well as educates.
  • Achieving student excellence through applying evidence-based and/or best practices.
  • Fostering leadership, accountability, and ethical behavior.
  • Protecting the environment through education and being a role model.
  • Advancing inclusiveness.
  • Committing to lifelong learning. (Approved 11/25/2014)


Globally-oriented leaders, educators, and practitioners engaged in their community and responsive to the public health needs at the regional, national, and international levels. (Approved 11/25/2014)

Diversity Statement

Perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures contribute to the diversity of the CEOMPH community. The program recognizes the rich dimensions each individual contributes to the education, research, and service mission. CEOMPH promotes the value of differences and inclusion through interactions among its students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders. Finally, the program energizes the supports all who seek to promote the importance of health and quality of life as human rights. (Approved 11/25/2014)

Admission Requirements

  • Fall Application Deadline: Rolling admissions through  June 30th
  • Early Decision:  January 15th
  • Please note that we do not admit new students in the Spring.
  • Prerequisites: A U.S. bachelor’s degree or equivalent must have successfully completedincluding successful completion of a college-level mathematics or statistics course, and a college social science or natural science course.
  • Minimum G.P.A: 2.75 (undergraduate); 3.00 (graduate, if applicable)
  • GRE Requirement: Required and taken within the last five years. Please use institutional code #1221 in the designated area on your GRE application to assure that the CEOMPH office receives your official 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.
  • Letters Of Recommendation: From individuals familiar with your academic or professional background, preferably someone from a previous or current academic program or current place of employment. An individual who has been involved in an academic institution for two years or more may submit letters of recommendation by supervisors from his/her place of employment
  • Instructions for Those Writing Letters of Recommendation:
    • Please address letters to the CEOMPH Admissions Committee.
    • Please type or print your letter on your institutional letterhead
    • Please includes comments on 1) how long you have known the applicant; 2) assessment of current work quality; and 3) ability to successfully complete graduate training
    • Please sign your letter
    • Please scan and submit your letter by e-mail as an attachment to
    • Alternatively, your letter may be mailed to Cleveland State University, Application Processing Center,  Office of University Registrar,  1836 Euclid Avenue, UN 443, Cleveland, OH 44115

International Student Requirements

If the MPH Admissions Committee recommends acceptance, international students must also complete CSU’s international student documentation. CSU has final decision-making authority of acceptance once the international student documents are received.

TOEFL Requirement: Taken within the last two years from graduates of institutions outside of the United States who are non-native English speakers. The minimum score must be 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79-80 (read/speak/listen=17, write=14, internet-based). Please use institutional code #1221 in the designated area on your TOEFL application to assure that the CEOMPH office receives your official scores.

Financial Information Worksheet: From applicants who are non-immigrants of the U.S. (to be submitted after recommendation for acceptance by the MPH Admissions Committee; the university graduate office has final decision-making authority after international student information is submitted.

Degree Completion Requirements

The curriculum consists of seven core courses that students take as a cohort. In addition, two generalist courses, 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 CEOMPH 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.

Total Requirements for Degree

42 Credit Hours Total

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 PracticeE
MPH 68596 - Public Health PracticumCapstone Project I
MPH 68697 - Public Health Capstone Project II

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For More Information Contact:

Don Allensworth-Davies, PhD, MSc, CPH
CSU Program Coordinator
Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master’s in Public Health Program