University of Akron MPH Program

302 East Buchtel Avenue, Akron, OH 44325
(330) 972-7111

MPH Program Overview

The University of Akron has formed a partnership with Cleveland State University, Youngstown State University, Ohio University, and Northeast Ohio Medical University to create the Consortium of Easter Ohio Masters of Public Health program, also called CEOMPH. This program is designed for those currently working in the health care field who want to enhance their skills and their career. The program combines Saturday classes on the campus and interactive videoconferencing through distance learning. It’s easy to fit into a schedule and is one of the most revolutionary MPH programs in the nation.

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MPH Curriculum and Courses

Those enrolled in the program must complete a capstone project as well as several electives that will be approved by professors. There are also six course classes that are required for graduation and which make up the bulk of the MPH program. These six courses are:

• Biostatistics in Public Health
• Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health
• Public Health Concepts
• Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
• Epidemiology in Public Health
• Health Services Administration in Public Health

The course totals out to 42 credit hours and is fully accredited by the CEPH.

MPH Admissions

The application process requires students to submit:

• Three letters of recommendation
• Official transcripts from each college attended
• Cover letter with essay concerning goals and history
• Recent GRE scores – those with a doctorate or master’s degree may be exempt from this requirement
• TOEFL scores for non-native English speakers
• Fully completed application forms

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MPH Tuition and Financial Aid

The overall cost of the MPH program is charged on a per-credit basis that runs around 438 dollars per credit for Ohio residents and 727.00 for nonresidents. Financial aid in the form of grants and scholarships are available and those interested in applying for them can learn more through the college’s official website.

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