Admission Requirements

The selection and review process for admission into the CEOMPH program requires:
  • Complete online application--for 2017, 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. Have them sent directly to the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health office. If the official record is not in English, an official translation must accompany the original language document.
  • A cover letter (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).
  • Three 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. An individual who has been involved in an academic institution for two years or more may submit letters of recommendation by supervisors from his/her place of employment. The letters should include an assessment of your current work quality and ability to successfully complete graduate training. Please address letters to the CEOMPH Admissions Committee. (Recommendation letter instructions) (download PDF)
  • GRE scores taken within the last five years (you may be exempt if you have a professional or academic master’s or doctoral degree). 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.

Admission Criteria

Criteria used by the Admissions Committee include:
  • 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 October 25, 2016, applicants will be submitting all materials through the online application system. 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.

Application Deadline

The CEOMPH program offers courses during fall and spring semesters. Students are admitted to the program for study commencing each fall. The deadlines for the application process are the following:
  • January 15: Application and all material are due.
  • March 15: Acceptance status notices to be sent via mail.
  • April 15: Deadline for accepted applicants to inform CEOMPH office of intention to enter the program.
  • Applications submitted after the January 15 deadline will be reviewed; however, you will likely receive your decision after the March 15 notification date. Applications will continue to be reviewed until there is no time to process the application before the start of fall classes or if the seats are filled.

After the January 15 deadline, applicants will be notified of their status after March 15. The application system will remain open until June 30. After June 30, you must request permission (email us at to apply. Applications will be taken until slots are filled.

The application cycle for fall 2017 is now closed.


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