Master of Public Health Program

James R. Ebert, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., Director

Mission & Vision

Our Mission

To advance the public health of western Ohio and beyond by providing interdisciplinary graduate education, research, service, and leadership.

Our Vision

To be the Master of Public Health degree program of choice for professionals who are committed to community and global health leadership.

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The Wright State University Master of Public Health degree program has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

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Southwest Ohio’s First M.P.H. Program

The Wright State University Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree program incorporates a community-based, interdisciplinary educational program in public health through a combination of colleges and schools. Students can select one of four specialty areas:

The program is responsive to the educational needs of working public health and other health services professionals in southwestern Ohio who serve more than 2.8 million residents.

Education that Fits with Your Career and Family Commitments

The program has been carefully designed for in-career professionals as well as traditional undergraduate students. 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 and through technology-enhanced methods. The program can be completed in two and a half years by taking a full-time graduate course load of six hours per semester. All students complete a field placement and applied project or problem paper.

Collaborative in Design with Multiprofessional Learning

The WSU M.P.H. program is operated in partnership with 28 health districts throughout Southwest Ohio and seven academic divisions within Wright State University, and in cooperation with the University of Cincinnati.

Tuition and Fees

The cost of the M.P.H. program will be graduate tuition (subject to change) and a program fee ($145 per credit hour) that covers the cost of administration and facilities.

How to Apply

To be admitted to the M.P.H. program, students must first be accepted into the WSU Graduate School in regular status. 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). Applicants to the M.P.H. program also must send an official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score to the Graduate School (minimum score accepted is Verbal at 350/143 [revised test] and Quantitative at 455/143 [revised test]). Applicants who have taken the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) may submit those scores in place of the GRE to the Graduate School. Applicants with an earned graduate or advanced professional degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or Canada do not need to submit GRE scores. Note: The USMLE and ECFMG will not be considered in lieu of the GRE.

You must apply online to the Graduate School. Official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended should be addressed to the Graduate School, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001.

In addition to applying for admission to the Graduate School, applicants should submit the following materials to the Lori Metivier, M.P.H. program coordinator, at the address below. Note: International applicants must send their personal statement, resume, and letters of reference to the Graduate School.

  • A personal statement articulating your career goals as related to the completion of the M.P.H. Your personal statement should not exceed 500 words.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals who can speak to your professional or academic experience.
  • A current resume or CV.
  • A completed M.P.H. Supplemental Application form to help the program track your application to the Graduate School. You may submit the application online or download and complete the application as a PDF file.

The M.P.H. program only matriculates students as a cohort each Fall semester; students may apply for other semesters only with prior approval from the program. To be considered for fall admission, students should complete their applications by April 1.

Pre-Admission Interview

Applicants being recommended for admission may be asked to meet with the M.P.H. program director, or designee, prior to final admission determination.

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