Master of Public Health

About Us

The purpose of a Master of Public Health degree is to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to tackle the extensive mission of public health, which is characterized as “enhancing health in human populations through organized community effort,” utilizing education, research, and community service.” 

The MPH program offers a 16 to 21-month completion time, depending on workload. It provides flexible full-time and part-time study options for degree-seekers, catering to both working professionals and diverse backgrounds. With an in-person mode of delivery, it fosters a vibrant learning environment for active engagement with peers and  world-renowned faculty.

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Why Us

1. Attend a leading national university

U.S. News & World Report ranks Case Western Reserve University No. 53 in the country and #2 in the state of Ohio. CWRU is also in the top 25 MPH in Global Health Programs at #7, ranked by MPHonline.

2. Gain real world experience 

Get hands-on experience without the stress of applying and vetting opportunities on your own: our program facilitates placements for practicum and capstone experiences in public health-related settings, where you can work on projects aligned with your interests and the needs of the agency or organization.

3. Nationally accredited program

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The CWRU MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Some employers and fellowships prefer or even require their positions to be filled by graduates of CEPH-accredited programs.

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4. Opportunity to develop a customized course of study 

The MPH program offers students a range of options to pursue their interests in public health, including 11 dual degree programs, 5 concentrations, and a research-intensive pathway. These choices allow students to engage in focused study and pursue their passions in the field of public health.

5. Live in Cleveland, a Healthcare Hub

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Cleveland is fortunate enough to have numerous world-class healthcare facilities. Steps away from campus is the Cleveland Clinic ranked one of the top hospitals in the world, but it doesn’t stop there. Cleveland also has MetroHealth, University Hospital, VA Medical Center and many more. Explore some examples of past partnerships students have completed their capstone and/or practicum experiences.

What we stand for

Healthy people. Thriving communities.


To develop leaders who will improve health, advance health equity, and create new knowledge through the synthesis of innovative research, education, and community partnerships.

  • Diverse, equitable partnerships to achieve community health objectives

  • Dynamic, responsive, and innovative approach to public health transformation

  • Excellence in critical thinking and solution-finding using evidence-based principles

  • Professionalism and ethical conduct in multidisciplinary teaching, research, and practice

  • Social justice and health equity

  • Healthy communities