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.
For admission into the CEOMPH program all application materials listed below must be sent to:
The Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health
4209 St. Rt. 44
P.O. Box 95
Rootstown, OH 44272-0095
Applications will not be considered until all materials are received. Applications and all accompanying materials must be received by January 15. International students must also complete an International Student Documentation Packet. Any questions regarding the application should be directed to the CEOMPH office.
- Official academic records for each institution of higher education that you have attended. All academic records must be sent directly to the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health office. If the official record is not in English, an official translation must accompany the original language document.
- Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic or professional background. Individuals who have not been involved in an academic institution for two years or more may submit letters of recommendation by supervisors from his/her place of employment. The letters should include an assessment of your current work quality and ability to successfully complete graduate training. Please address letters to the CEOMPH Admissions Committee.
- A cover letter (no more than two pages) explaining your educational and professional history; area of interest in public health, interest and motivation for seeking an MPH degree; and professional or academic career plans upon completion of the program. If appropriate, also indicate whether you are applying to or are currently enrolled in another degree program (and indicate which university).
- GRE scores taken within the last five years (you may be exempt if you have a professional or academic master's or doctoral degree). Use code 1903 to indicate the institution that should receive your scores. If you have already sent your scores to one of the other universities, please indicate which university on the application form next to your GRE information.
- TOEFL scores taken within the last two years from graduates of foreign universities who are non-native English speakers. The minimum score must be 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79-80 with read/speak/listen=17, write=14 (internet-based). Use code 1903 to indicate the institution that should receive your score report. If you have already sent your scores to one of the other universities, please indicate which university on the application next to your TOEFL information.
- Completed application form with both signatures on the second page. It must be typewritten or legibly printed in ink.
- A non-refundable $45 application fee. Students with international credentials must pay a total of $90. Make checks payable to NEOUMED-CEOMPH.
- Financial information worksheet from applicants who are international students.
- January 15 for Fall enrollment (only admit for fall term)
All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.
Financial Aid Information
Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.
Tuition and Fees
Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.
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