Public Health, MPH

Parent Entity: 
Medicine, Boonshoft School of ยป Population and Public Health Sciences
Program Type: 
Degree Type: 
Master of Public Health

Program Description:

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is pleased to offer the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree, a graduate program for leaders in public health. Both a generalist track and a health promotion and education concentration are available. The M.P.H. program is founded on the principles of community-academic partnership, with the strength of seven Colleges/Schools at Wright State University, collaboration with the University of Cincinnati, and participation with 24 health districts throughout a sixteen county region.

The program is the first in the nation to incorporate a community-based, interdisciplinary educational program in public health with this particular combination of colleges and schools. While grounded in traditional classroom instruction, distance learning plays a key role in the program. The program is responsive to the educational needs of working professionals in southwestern Ohio who serve over 2.8 million residents.

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Admissions Requirements:

Applicants must fulfill the requirements for admission established by the Graduate School. Minimum graduate school requirements include an earned bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 (based on a 4.0 grading scale). Official Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) test scores must be submitted, except for applicants with an earned graduate or advanced professional degree from an accredited college or university in the US or Canada. (USMLE scores will not be accepted in lieu of the GRE.) Minimum GRE scores accepted are Verbal 350 (test taken prior to August 2011)/ 143 (test taken after August 2011) and Quantitative 455 (test taken prior to August 2011)/ 143 (test taken after August 2011).

Additional MPH Requirements for Admissions:

Students must submit: (1) a personal statement of interest addressing career goals and objectives; (2) two letters of recommendation from professionals who can speak to an applicant's professional or academic experience, (3) a current resume/CV, (4) a completed graduate application form, and (5) official GRE test scores, as indicated above.


The MPH program faculty and classrooms have designated space within the Center for Global Health which is located off campus at Research Park in Kettering, Ohio (3123 Research Blvd., Suite 200).

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Have mastery of core public health competencies: biostatistics, epidemiology, social and behavioral determinants of health, environmental health, and health administration and policy
  • Have completed 200 practical contact hours in a public health-related work setting
  • Have additional specialization through electives organized around concentration areas: emergency preparedness, global health, health promotion and education, and public health management
  • Have a culminating experience which develops the ability to synthesize, summarize, present, and discuss a project selected by the student

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