Last Updated on December 20, 2022
Kent State University’s College of Public Health was created to bridge public safety and health career pathways and to address a nationwide shortage of public health workers by the year 2020. The masters degree in Public Health includes 4 specialty areas – Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Health Policy and Management. .
The curriculum consists of a minimum of 46 credit hours organized in four curricular domains:
- Core courses (19 credit hours)
- Courses required for each specialization (15 credit hours)
- Elective courses (6 or 9 credit hours)
- Applied Practice Experience (APE) (3 or 6 credit hours)
The curriculum for each of the five MPH programs in Ohio is designed to help students develop real-world knowledge and skills needed to pursue success in the public health industry.
* Source: Association of Schools of Public Health, 2009.
- Online MPH in Epidemiology
- Online MPH in Health Policy and Management
- Online MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Traditional In Person Concetrations
- MPH in Biostatistics
- MPH in Epidemiology
- MPH in Health Policy and Management
- MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Hybrid with Leadership Focus
- MPH in Health Policy and Management at Twinsburg Regional Academic Center
(for more information, click on one of the above)
MPH Program Admission Requirements:
The minimum requirements for this Ohio MPH program are:
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or better
- Acceptable GRE scores (or other approved standardized test as MCAT, LSAT, DAT, PCAT OR MAT). Scores older than five years are not acceptable and require retaking the GRE.
- 3 Letters of Recommendation from college or university faculty
- Official transcripts from all educational institutions you have attended
- Personal Goal Statement (to be submitted online during the application process)
Apply for Admission to KSU’s MPH Programs:
1. Apply online to KSU’s MPH programs
Send your transcripts, letters of recommendation and standardized test scores to:
Graduate Studies Admissions
Kent State University
650 Hilltop Dr.
Kent, OH 44242
2. E-mail admission questions to: [email protected] or [email protected] (for the Online MPH)
kent state university mph tuition
Tuition and Financial Aid
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An additional distance learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change. For comprehensive tuition information, please refer to the tuition rates posted on the Bursar’s website.
We recognize that pursuing a graduate degree is a significant investment. Your Admissions Advisor can answer your questions on program costs, discuss how a Kent State degree compares to others and connect you with financial aid representatives when you are ready to discuss your financial options.
Please contact an Admissions Advisor for more information on tuition and fees either by email at [email protected] or toll-free at +1 844‑234‑4073.
$3,000 Tuition Offset* Opportunity
A $3,000 tuition offset is available to new enrollees in the online MPH program. It is awarded when the student completes the final academic term of the program.
*A $3,000 tuition offset offer is available only to new (first-time) enrollees, not current or returning students. To utilize this tuition offset offer, the prospective student must identify the offer and request that it be applied. Tuition offset funds are not payable directly to recipients; funds will be credited exclusively toward tuition in the student’s final academic term of the program. If a student receives financial assistance, the student’s financial assistance may require modification to account for the tuition offset by preventing any “over-award,” such that the financial assistance received does not exceed the cost of attendance, as defined and determined by the Office of Financial Aid of Kent State University. Recipients of the tuition offset must remain continuously enrolled in the program through completion (or obtain a university-approved leave of absence) and must maintain satisfactory academic progress at all times for tuition offset to remain in effect. This tuition offset offer may be revised, rescinded, or terminated at any time. This tuition offset offer cannot be combined with other offers or tuition offsets. All admissions and tuition offset decisions of Kent State University are final.