About Master of Public Health

About Us

Case Western Reserve’s Master of Public Health program is part of the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences in the School of Medicine. We also draw from faculty across several Case Western Reserve graduate studies programs.

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1999
  • Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in 2006 and re-accredited 2011 and in 2019.  Accredited through 2026
  • Designed as a 42 credit hour flexible course of study
  • Can be completed in as little as 16 months or up to 21 months depending on work and course load 
    • Allows part-time study, with completion parameter of 5 years
  • Offers 5 concentrations and a research pathway for students looking to continue into a PhD program
  • Offers 11 dual-degree programs

    Through innovative education, research and service, our program is guided by:

  • A comprehensive curriculum built on a foundation of traditional and emerging public health theory and practice
  • Service-based scholarship highlighted by the completion of a 9 credit hour Culminating Experience, including both a Practicum and Capstone
  • Commitment to diverse and multidisciplinary collaboration based on the conviction that the most effective public health outcomes occur through the development of relationships over time
  • A social justice orientation including the development of critical thinking and solution-finding capacity to ensure health equity, social action, and ethical conduct

    Our world renowned faculty include leaders in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, law, anthropology, bioethics, health policy and social work. Combined with a dedicated, accessible and responsive staff, the program is committed to ensuring a high quality educational experience for all students.

Our Vision

Healthy people. Thriving communities.

Our Mission

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

Our Values

  • 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


Earn a CEPH Accredited Master of Public Health from a top ranked research university

Top 25 MPH/MBA Dual Degrees for 2019 - #10
Top 25 MPH Nutrition Programs for 2019 - #9
Top 25 MPH Programs for International Students for 2019 - #13
Top 25 MPH in Global Health Programs - #7
Top 20 Most Affordable Dual Public Health and Nursing Programs - #18

As ranked by MPHOnline.