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Public Health (PEP) - Master of Public Health

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The MPH degree Program for Experienced Professionals (MPH-PEP) is the oldest MPH program in the state of Ohio and has graduates in many leadership positions in the state and beyond.

The combination of on-campus and distance learning components reduces traditional class time without losing the essential interactions between faculty and students.

On campus -- four weekends per semester

Distance learning -- course websites that allow students to access course materials, communicate with the instructor and other students, take quizzes, and submit assignments.

Program of Study

The curriculum for the MPH-PEP is similar to that for the full-time MPH, requiring a minimum of 45 semester credit hours. However, PEP students do not specialize, other than through their use of electives and their choices for practicum and culminating experience.

The specific PEP course requirements recognize the needs and interests of more experienced students, with emphasis on general preparation for positions of leadership in public health.

The MPH-PEP curriculum can be completed in two years. The program is designed to begin in the summer with one introductory course. Students take two courses per semester during the regular academic year (mid-August to May). The second summer is left open for a practicum experience and electives. In the second academic year, students again take two courses per semester, including completion of a culminating project.

Recommended Preparation

Students in the MPH Program for Experienced Professionals (PEP) are chosen based on a combination of characteristics. They must first have the academic skills to succeed in the curriculum and benefit from it, as measured by traditional indicators. PEP students are also expected to bring a significant experience base to their cohort in the program, and show potential for leadership positions in public health. Thus admission is limited to persons who either have at least an undergraduate degree and two or more years of work experience, or a relevant doctoral degree and at least one year of health-related work experience.

For information regarding application materials, test scores and codes, and decision timelines see our frequently asked questions page.