Master of Public Health (MPH) Degrees

Kent State University's  College of Public Health was created to bridge public safety and health career pathways and to address a nationwide shortage of public health workers by the year 2020.  The masters degree in Public Health includes 5 specialty areas – Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Health Policy and Management. The five specializations are actually five separate MPH programs.

The curriculum consists of a minimum of 46 credit hours organized in four curricular domains:

  • Core courses (19 credit hours)
  • Courses required for each specialization (15 credit hours)
  • Elective courses (6 credit hours)
  • Practicum and culminating experience (6 credit hours)

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The curriculum for each of the five MPH programs in Ohio is designed to help students develop real-world knowledge and skills needed to pursue success in the public health industry. 

* Source: Association of Schools of Public Health, 2009.


MPH Program Admission Requirements:

The minimum requirements for this Ohio MPH program are:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or better
  • Acceptable GRE scores (or other approved standardized test as MCAT, LSAT, DAT, PCAT OR MAT).  Scores older than five years are not acceptable and require retaking the GRE.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation from college or university faculty
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions you have attended
  • Personal Goal Statement (to be submitted online during the application process)

Apply for Admission to KSU's MPH Programs:
1. Apply online to KSU's MPH programs

Send your transcripts, letters of recommendation and standardized test scores to:

Graduate Studies Admissions
Kent State University
650 Hilltop Dr.
Kent, OH 44242

2. E-mail admission questions to: or (for the Online MPH)