Academics

CEOMPH students are required to take six core courses (two core courses on Saturday for three semesters; alternate schedules available):

Core Courses (18 credits)

  • Public Health Concepts (3 semester credits)
  • Biostatistics in Public Health (3 semester credits)
  • Epidemiology in Public Health (3 semester credits)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (3 semester credits)
  • Health Services Administration in Public Health (3 semester credits)
  • Policy and Environmental Sciences in Public Health (3 semester credits)

Generalist Track (9 credits)

This track is 42 semester credits, which included the 18 credits of core courses, 9 credits of generalist track courses (below), 9 credits of electives, and 6 credits of capstone courses (I and II).
  • Grant Writing for Public Health Practice (3 semester credits)
  • Public Health Practice and Issues (3 semester credits)
  • Public Health Research and Evaluation (3 semester credits)

The student is required to complete a capstone project and electives. The capstone project teams a student with a faculty preceptor, community preceptor, and possible other team members to produce at least two products useful to public health (e.g., paper, evaluative report, grant, presentation, storyboard, etc.) At the end of the program, the student is expected to present his or her capstone project, a summary of courses and how public health competencies were fulfilled, and "portfolio" (a collection of accomplished objectives) to a panel of faculty. The student is required to take a total of 42 semester credits.

This MPH program started as a generalist degree track. The first cohort of students started Fall 1999. The program was first accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health on Oct. 3, 2003.

Dietetics/Public Health Nutrition Track (MPH-RDN)

Students must apply through Youngstown State University at the Youngstown State University Dietetics MPH Program website! This track is 43 semester credits, which includes 18 credits of MPH core courses, 6 credits of capstone courses (I and II), and the following track courses:
  • FNUT 5875 Current Nutrition Concepts (3 semester credits)
  • FNUT 6895 Dietetics Practicum (4 semester credits)
  • FNUT 6901 Advanced Nutrition Assessment (3 semester credits)
  • FNUT 6972 Maternal and Child Nutrition Clinical (3 semester credits)
  • FNUT 6973 Nutrition and Aging Clinical (3 semester credits)
  • HAHS 5875 Interprofessional Education for Health Professions (3 semester credits)

4+1 Options (Cleveland State University and Youngstown State University)

Students must apply through Cleveland State University's Health Sciences Accelerated 4+1 BS/MPH or Youngstown State University's 4+1 Bachelor of Science in Applied Science/MPH program. All students will also complete all MPH required and generalist track courses (42 semester credits).