Master of Public Health Program

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

Transition to Semesters Plan

Wright State will move to a semester calendar in fall 2012. The Master of Public Health program will start matriculating students only in the fall semester of year each at that time. Applications will be due by April 1 of each year; applications may be accepted after that date should there be seats available.  

The GRE test is required unless an applicant has received another master's or higher degree earned in the United States or Canada; the program does not currently accept USMLE scores in lieu of the GRE. The MPH Admissions Committee will review and score applications with minimum GRE scores of Verbal = 143, Quantitative = 143, and Analytical = 3.5 under the new test, and Verbal = 350, Quantitative = 455, and Analytical = 3.5 under the former test. Applicants may be contacted by the MPH program coordinator if GRE scores fall below the minimum scores for review.

Students matriculating in the fall of 2012 in the MPH program will need to complete 42 semester credit hours (5 core courses, 6 electives, a practicum and a culminating experience project). Students who matriculated prior to fall 2012 should contact the MPH program coordinator to make sure they have an official (signed) program of study on file reflecting the transition from quarters to semesters.

The following documents have been created to help students with the semester transition:

  1. Sample Semester Program of Study (Fall 2012 matriculation)
  2. Draft Semester MPH Course Schedule (courses will only be taught once a year)
  3. CMH (MPH) Semester Course Descriptions

For more information on the semester transition, including the semester calendar, go to the WSU Semesters Transition Advising web page.

For more information on the MPH program (i.e. how to apply, sample syllabi, etc.), contact MPH program coordinator Lori Metivier at (937) 258-5547 or