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)
  • Environmental Health 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.

Nutrition Track--MPH-RDN (coming soon!)

Students must apply through Youngstown State University. For updates, check the Dietetics Programs website!