Admission Requirements

The selection and review process for admission into the CEOMPH program for 2019 requires the following:
  • Complete online application--use our online application. Make sure you remember your ID and password in case you do not complete your application and need to submit materials later or if you want to check your application status.
  • $45 application fee to NEOMED-CEOMPH (pay online by credit card or electronic check only). Students with international credentials must pay a total of $90.
  • Official academic record from each institution of higher learning attended. If the official record is not in English, an official translation must accompany the original language document.
  • 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. If appropriate, also indicate whether or not you are applying to or are currently enrolled in another degree program (indicate which university).
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic or professional background, preferably someone from a previous or current academic program or current place of employment. The applicant must provide contact information and a valid email address for these two individuals.
  • GRE scores taken within the last five years. The GRE requirements may be waived if the applicant has either 1) a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or 2) a professional degree (masters or doctorate) in a related area. Official results from other equivalent standardized tests used for graduate admissions, also taken within the last five years, may be substituted. These accepted tests are the following: DAT, GMAT, MCAT, and PDAT. The minimum score that is desired are verbal and quantitative (or equivalent components) scores in the 40th percentile or above. Other documents including transcripts, cover letter, and recommendations will also be carefully consider, in addition to the scores. Please use institutional code #1903 in the designated area on your GRE application to assure that the CEOMPH office receives your official scores.
  • TOEFL scores taken within the last two years from graduates of institutions outside of the United States who are non-native English speakers. The minimum score must be 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79-80 (read/speak/listen=17, write=14, internet-based). Please use institutional code #1903 in the designated area on your TOEFL application to assure that the CEOMPH office receives your official scores.
  • Financial information worksheet from applicants who are non-immigrants of the U.S. (to be submitted after recommendation for acceptance by the MPH Admissions Committee); the university graduate office has final decision-making authority after international student information is submitted.

International Student Requirements

If the MPH Admissions Committee recommends acceptance, international students must also complete university international student documentation. A link to the respective university will be provided. The university of enrollment has final decision-making authority of acceptance once the international student documents are received.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: For the upcoming 2019 cohort, the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health is moving to a webinar/online-based curriculum. Because classes will no longer be 50% on the campus, we will NOT be able to issue student visas so that you can study in the U.S. We can still accept students with international credentials if you have an immigrant-type visa (including permanent resident alien, conditional permanent resident, temporary resident, refugees and asylees, temporary protected status, and parolees) as well as certain non-immigrant statuses, including H, K, N, T, U, and V. Email for questions.

Admission Criteria

Criteria used by the Admissions Committee include the following:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Minimum graduate GPA of 3.00 out of a 4.00 scale
  • Successful completion of a college level mathematics or statistics course and college level social or natural science course
  • Acceptable GRE score (if appropriate)
  • Two years of work experience in a relevant field is highly recommended, but not required

Submit Materials and Requirements

Starting December 2020, applicants will be submitting all materials through SOPHAS. Applicants will be prompted for the names and email addresses of the individuals who will be writing letters of recommendation. Please use institutional code #1903 in the designated area on your GRE and/or TOEFL application to assure that the CEOMPH office receives your official scores.

NOTE: Do not send a separate application to the university that you wish to enroll. All application materials will be processed by the central CEOMPH office and forwarded to your university of enrollment if you are accepted.


If you have any questions regarding your status, please call us at 330.325.6179. Our mailing address is
The Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health
4209 St. Rt. 44, P.O. Box 95
Rootstown, OH 44272-0095
Angela Bennett,
Nov 20, 2013, 11:20 AM
Angela Bennett,
Nov 20, 2013, 11:15 AM