Master of Public Health

General

Program Description

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is pleased to offer the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree, a graduate program for leaders in public health. Two concentrations are available: Health Promotion & Education and Population Health. The M.P.H. program is founded on the principles of community-academic partnership, with the strength of seven Colleges/Schools at Wright State University and participation with 24 health districts throughout the southwest and central Ohio.

As Southwest Ohio’s first M.P.H. program, the program is responsive to the educational needs of working public health and other professionals who serve a population of nearly three million residents. Its diverse student body includes in-career professionals, medical students, recent college graduates and individuals making a career change.

Education that Fits with Your Career and Family Commitments

As Southwest Ohio’s first M.P.H. program, the program is responsive to the educational needs of working public health and other professionals who serve a population of nearly three million residents. Its diverse student body includes in-career professionals, medical students, recent college graduates and individuals making a career change.

Students must complete a minimum of 42 semester hours for completion. While the core curriculum is grounded in traditional classroom instruction, web-based learning enhances the program. Courses are offered in the evenings Monday through Thursday. The program can be completed in two years by taking a full-time graduate course load each semester.

All students complete a field placement and applied project or problem paper (integrative learning experience). Students may present their integrative learning experience at a poster symposium. Their manuscripts and posters are also published electronically through the university’s open-access online repository.

Collaborative in Design with Multiprofessional Learning

The WSU M.P.H. program is operated in partnership with 24 health districts throughout southwest/central Ohio and seven academic divisions within Wright State University. The university and faculty are committed to working with key stakeholders and organizations in the community.

Our Mission

Provide interdisciplinary education, research, and service, through leadership and collaboration with communities

Our Vision

A community of population health leaders that promotes and protects health for all.

Values

  • Student-Centered: The central focus of our program is our students and their future as public health professionals.
  • Community Engagement: We believe that the preparation of students is achieved through an academic-public health practice partnership in which students, faculty, and practitioners interact in a life-long cycle of learning and service.
  • Integration: The health of populations is best served when the medicine is integrated with public health programs and policies.
  • Leadership: We strive to be recognized as the leader of public health initiatives across the university and southwest Ohio.
  • Research and Scholarship: We strive to make meaningful public health discoveries and believe that students engaged in the pursuit of discovery will continue to pursue their own research.
  • Equity: We believe that to create communities where all members thrive, all members of society need to be represented and their differences considered.

M.P.H. Program Partners

Wright State University

  • Raj Soin College of Business
  • College of Education and Human Services
  • College of Liberal Arts — Master of Public Administration Program
  • Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • College of Nursing and Health
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • School of Professional Psychology
  • Southwest and Central Ohio Health Departments

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements for admission established by the Graduate School. Minimum graduate school requirements include an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 (based on a 4.0 grading scale). Official Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) test scores must be submitted, except for applicants with an earned graduate or advanced professional degree from an accredited college or university in the US or Canada. (USMLE scores will not be accepted in lieu of the GRE.) Minimum GRE scores accepted are Verbal 350 (test taken prior to August 2011)/ 143 (test taken after August 2011) and Quantitative 455 (test taken prior to August 2011)/ 143 (test taken after August 2011).

Additional MPH Requirements for Admissions

Students must submit:

  • A personal statement of interest addressing career goals and objectives,
  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals who can speak to an applicant’s professional or academic experience,
  • A current resume/CV,
  • A completed graduate application form, and
  • Official GRE test scores, as indicated above.

Facilities

The MPH program faculty and classrooms have designated space within the Center for Global Health which is located off-campus at Research Park in Kettering, Ohio (3123 Research Blvd., Suite 200).

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Have a mastery of core public health competencies: biostatistics, epidemiology, social and behavioral determinants of health, environmental health, and health administration and policy.
  • Have completed 200 practical contact hours in a public health-related work setting.
  • Have additional specialization through electives organized around concentration areas: emergency preparedness, global health, health promotion and education, and public health management.
  • Have a culminating experience that develops the ability to synthesize, summarize, present, and discuss a project selected by the student.
Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Wright State University is a nationally ranked public university in Dayton, Ohio with more than 15,000 students Offering 295 degree programs, the university is made up of eight colleges, three schools ... Read More

Wright State University is a nationally ranked public university in Dayton, Ohio with more than 15,000 students Offering 295 degree programs, the university is made up of eight colleges, three schools, and a branch campus in Celina, Ohio. Named for the Wright brothers, Wright State University offers an exceptional, affordable education in the American heartland. Read less