Public Health

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Master of Public Health

About the Program

In Case Western Reserve University's Master of Public Health (MPH) program, we prepare you to improve the health of individuals and communities through education, research policy and public health practice. Through five concentrations and 10 dual-degree programs, we offer you the opportunity to tailor a plan of study that resonates with your interests. You'll benefit from the connections and resources that only a top-ranked medical school and university can provide—including hands-on experience with nationally recognized health systems and participate in research with faculty who influence national and international policy.

What to Expect

Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, this program gives you the hands-on experience you need to pursue a career in direct service, public policy, community-based clinical care or healthy choice campaigns.

Designed as a 42-credit hour, flexible course of study (with part-time study options), the program can be completed in two years or a minimum of three semesters plus summer.

Here, you'll learn from world-renowned faculty, who demonstrate a commitment to diverse and multidisciplinary collaboration. And you'll gain a broad view of health and wellness, drawing from experts in genetic epidemiology, health policy, prevention research and systems-based environmental health, among others. We also offer a range of courses in quantitative sciences to support analysis and demonstrate outcomes.

In the program, you'll choose from five concentrations:

  • Population Health Research
  • Global Health
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Health Informatics

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Beyond the Classroom

Through our robust network of community partners, you'll find a variety of internships and research opportunities in world-renowned health systems, departments of public health and local health centers.

You'll conclude your degree with a Public Health Practicum and multi-semester capstone project. Once placed in a health-related setting, you'll work on projects of interest and benefit to the agency or organization and your own goals. You'll apply the knowledge and skills from your coursework to a problem involving the health of the community, allowing you to:

  • learn to analyze and communicate complex health data;
  • partner with communities to improve public health;
  • order priorities for major health projects according to definable criteria;
  • use state-of-the-art technology and methodologies to advance the field of public health;
  • identify ethical, social and cultural issues relating to public health policies, research and interventions; and
  • understand the process by which decisions are made within the organization or agency.

Plus, you'll have countless research opportunities within the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences on projects that integrate biostatistics, epidemiology, and computational biology to address critical problems affecting human health.

Application Requirements

  • For MPH only, apply online through SOPHAS. If interested in a dual-degree option, apply online using the dual-degree application.
  • Personal and educational information
  • Personal statement
  • Resume or CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • GRE general exam scores not required
  • TOEFL or IELTS for international students (waived if the applicant has completed a bachelor's or master's degree from an institution at which English is the primary language of instruction)

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