Students are required to complete 42 semester credit hours in order to graduate from the program: 18 credits of core courses, 9 credits of generalist track courses, 9 credits of electives, and 6 credits of capstone courses (Capstone Project I & II). For graduation, students are required to also accomplish the following: minimum GPA 3.00, exit presentation, and submission of electronic portfolio.

The Student prospectus (PDF) identifies the program components.

Sem Hr
Course #
Course #
Course #
Course #

 Core Courses
Public Health Concepts 3
8300:601 MPH 501 MPH 60201 MPH 6901
Biostatistics in Public Health 3
8300:604 MPH 504 MPH 60204
MPH 6904
Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health 3
8300:602 MPH 502 MPH 60202 MPH 6902
Epidemiology in Public Health 3
8300:603 MPH 503 MPH 60203 MPH 6903
Health Services Administration in Public Health 3
8300:605 MPH 605 MPH 60205 HLTH 6750
Policy and Environmental Sciences in Public Health 3
8300:606 MPH 606 MPH 60206 MPH 6906
Total Core Course Credits 18

 Generalist Track Courses
Public Health Practice and Issues (PHC pre-req; offered spring and summer) 3
8300:608 MPH 608 MPH 60208 MPH 6908
Grant Writing for Public Health (spring and summer)
8300:610 MPH 691 MPH 60207 MPH 6907
Public Health Research and Evaluation (BIO and EPI pre-req; offered fall and spring)  3     8300:609  MPH  609  MPH 60209   MPH 6909
 Culminating Experience
Capstone Project 1 (must have completed four core courses; offered every semester) 3
8300:698 MPH 685 MPH 60298 MPH 6998
Capstone Project 2 (must have completed all core courses) 3
8300:699 MPH 686 MPH 60299 MPH 6999

8300:696 MPH 696 MPH 60297 MPH 6996
Independent Study

8300:695 MPH 699 MPH 60294 MPH 6994
Special Topics

8300:680-689 MPH 695 MPH 60295 MPH 6995
Total Credits 42

Public Health Concepts--This course will serve as an introduction to definitions, history, organization, law, ethics, essential services, global aspects, and future of public health. Students will be assigned text chapters and other readings. Group presentations will be given at the end of the course.

Biostatistics in Public Health—This course will cover principles of biostatistics in the context of public health applications. It will include the basic and advanced statistical techniques for analyzing and investigating public health issues including disparities.  Statistical package SPSS will be used.

Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health--This course will cover social and behavioral science concepts and theories and their application to public health issues.

Epidemiology in Public Health--The course will facilitate students’ understanding of fundamental epidemiological concepts (such as principles of causality), methods (such as epidemiologic study designs), and their practical applications (such as the concept of screening for disease; public health applications of the measures of disease frequency and the measures of exposure-disease association; and their role in public health decision-making).

Health Services Administration in Public Health--Management principles, including personnel administration, leadership, systems thinking, budgeting, financing, and continuous quality improvement as they pertain to public health, planning and evaluation principles, public health policy, and data sources.  

Policy and Environmental Sciences in Public Health--This course provides an overview of public health policy, policy development, and advocacy. Environmental health issues serve as an example of the intersection between policy and science. Environmental health topics include air/water quality, food hygiene, sanitation, municipal/infectious/hazardous waste, vector-borne disease, occupational health, legal/risk issues, One Health and global issues.

Grant Writing for Public Health--Students will increase their knowledge and skill in methods and techniques for writing and managing grant proposals to support public health programs. Emphasis on development of grant proposals, including narrative, program plan, evaluation design, timeline, budget and budget justification; identification of grant funding sources; managing funded projects, and appropriate response to requests for proposals.

Public Health Practice and Issues--Prerequisites: Public Health Concepts. Informatics, communication, diversity, cultural proficiency, biology, and ethics are applied in a public health organizational practice setting.

Public Health Research and Evaluation--Prerequisites: Biostatistics in Public Health and Epidemiology in Public Health (must have taken previously or concurrently). Public Health Research and Evaluation is a theoretical and applied course on research methods. Students will critically review journal articles, create research questions, conduct a literature review, employ quantitative and qualitative research methods and develop a data analysis plan. Culmination of coursework will be a research proposal and an article review. This course is ideally taken BEFORE Capstone Project I.

Capstone Project I-- Students will be evaluated on targeted public health competencies. Students will be asked to develop a capstone project to include the competencies that need to be strengthened. By the end of the course, students will have produced a capstone proposal. This is a prerequisite for Capstone Project II. Prerequisites: Public Health Concepts, Biostatistics in Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health, Epidemiology in Public Health or by permission.

Capstone Project II—An opportunity for the student to apply the public health competencies acquired in the core courses to a public health project. It is the culminating experience in the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health program. Students may register for this course only after all core courses have been successfully completed.

Sample Academic Schedule

  • Public Health Concepts--Fall I
  • Biostatistics in Public Health--Fall I
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health--Spring I
  • Epidemiology in Public Health--Spring I
  • Public Health Practice and Issues--Spring I
  • Grant Writing in Public Health Practice--Summer I
  • Elective--Summer I
  • Health Services Administration in Public Health--Fall II
  • Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health--Fall II
  • Public Health Research and Evaluation--Fall II
  • Capstone Project I--Spring II
  • Elective--Spring II
  • Capstone Project II--last semester
  • Elective