MPH- Master of Public Health
The Master of Public Health program at Youngstown State University is part of the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health (CEOMPH). The CEOMPH is a multidisciplinary, interdepartmental, and interinstitutional program that provides opportunities for graduate studies in public health. It is housed in the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services. Although the M.P.H. degree is awarded by Youngstown State University, the M.P.H. program is consortium-based. It draws its faculty from several departments at The University of Akron, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM), Ohio University, and Youngstown State University.
The mission of the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health program is to improve public health by the preparation of students for public health practice in the region through collaboration among the participating academic institutions, graduate students, public health practitioners, and the community. Graduates are prepared for significant health roles through practice, community-based research, and community service. Other unique features of the program include the use of distance learning and Saturday course offerings, which accommodate the typical student’s work schedule.
The program is structured as a weekend college program with core courses scheduled on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Alternate scheduling will be considered to accommodate students with special circumstances. Students take core courses at any one of the distance learning sites on the participating campuses. Electives are taken at The University of Akron, Cleveland State University, NEOUCOM, Kent State University, Ohio University, or YSU. Electives are taken on the campus where they are being offered and may be taken anytime during the program.