Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health (MPH) located within The College of Health and Human Sciences at The University of Akron is an interdisciplinary program providing diverse opportunities in public health throughout northeastern Ohio and beyond. The Master of Public Health degree at The University of Akron is awarded by The University of Akron.

The University of Akron MPH program is partnered with three Ohio public universities through the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health (CEOMPH) program. The three are:

  • Cleveland State University (CSU),
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), and
  • Youngstown State University (YSU).

The MPH program outstandingly benefits from expert faculty at all four institutions. 

This nontraditional program is geared toward working professionals who wish to expand their roles in improving population health, enhancing proficiencies within current careers, or seek career advancement.  Core courses are taught online with both asynchronous and synchronous options.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health 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.


Globally-oriented leaders, educators, and practitioners engaged in their community and responsive to public health needs at the regional, national, and international levels.

Why the CEOMPH program through The University of Akron for your MPH?

  • Online and Saturday classes for the core courses to accommodate working students
  • Elective courses at any partner university

Admission Requirements

  • Online application located at: SOPHAS
  • $145 application fee
  • Official academic records for each institution of higher education that you have attended. 
  • Two 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 personal statement (no more than two pages) explaining your educational history; professional history; area of interest in public health; interest and motivation for seeking a MPH degree; experience in public health or other activities related to public health; and professional or academic career plans upon completion of the program.
  • TOEFL scores taken within the last two years from graduates of foreign universities who are non-native English speakers.

Application Deadline

The CEOMPH program offers courses during fall and spring semesters. Students are admitted to the program for study commencing each fall and summer. The deadlines for the application process are the following:

Domestic student summer admission deadline: May 1 of the same year

Domestic student fall admission deadline: August 1 of the same year

Domestic student spring admission deadline: December 1 of the prior year

Additional Information


Public Health Concepts

Biostatistics in Public Health

Epidemiology in Public Health

Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health

Health Services Administration in Public Health

Policy and Environmental Sciences in Public Health

Public Health Research and Evaluation

Capstone Project I

Capstone Project II

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

Not all departments offer graduate assistantships. Students should inquire with the department directly to determine assistantship availability.

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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