As a part of Ohio’s leading research institution, the CWRU MPH program is uniquely situated as a part of the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences in the School of Medicine as well as the CWRU School of Graduate Studies. Leveraging the history of CWRU as a great health science institution, the CWRU MPH program was:

  • Founded in 1999
  • Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in 2006
  • Reaccredited by CEPH in 2011

The CWRU MPH Program is –

  • Designed as a 42 credit hour, flexible course of study
  • Typically completed in 2 years or a minimum of 3 semesters plus summer
  • Comprised of 5 concentrations
  • 11 dual degree programs

Through innovative education, research, and service, the 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.

Click here to learn more about the mission, guiding principles, and competencies for the CWRU MPH program.

from the director

From the Director »

Authentic public health demands a broader, more inclusive viewpoint. It's not about you. If we set aside self-consciousness and self-promotion; if we reject credit grabbing; our ability to demonstrate true brilliance and generosity of spirit may flourish. After all, we are all something, but none of us is everything. The problems are us problems; the solutions are us solutions; the benefits accrued from improved public health belong to us all.