Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

The selection and review process for admission into the CEOMPH program for 2022-2023 requires the following:

    • Complete online application--apply through our online application through SOPHAS.

    • Application fee--$145 for the first program and $55 for each additional program. A fee assistant program is available--a limited number of fee waivers are provided to qualified applicants on a first-come-first-served basis, so APPLY EARLY if you want to apply for a fee waiver. Each fee waiver covers only the initial application fee, so if you wish to apply to additional programs, you are responsible for the remaining balance. If you received a fee waiver during a previous cycle, you may still apply for another in the next cycle. You may request a fee waiver as soon as you create an application, but keep in mind that fee waiver funds are quickly depleted (usually in the spring). Contact customer service at 617-612-2090 before you submit a fee waiver request to determine if waivers are still available.Three types of fee waivers are financial based, service-based, and international-based. For more information click on SOPHAS Fees and Fee Waivers

    • 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 [Northeast Ohio Medical University - CEOMPH SOPHAS - 4753] 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 #5688--SOPHAS in the designated area on your TOEFL application to assure that the CEOMPH office receives your official scores.

International Students

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: In 2019, the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health moved to a webinar/online-based curriculum. Because classes are no longer on the campus, we are 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

Applicants for the generalist track 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 #4753 (Northeast Ohio Medical University--CEOMPH SOPHAS) 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 or email 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