Master of Public Health Program

MPH studentsSouthwest 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:

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Global Health
  • Health Promotion & Education
  • Public Health Management

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 ($149 per credit hour) that covers the cost of administration and facilities.

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.


M.P.H. Program Partners

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University of Cincinnati:

Additional resources


Public Health News

Wright State alumnus Jeffrey Cooper on a quest to improve the health of the region

Wright State graduate Jeffrey Cooper takes the reigns as the new health commissioner for Public Health – Dayton and Montgomery County.
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Master of disaster

Wright State grad student Dan Baker manages emergency plans for the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, coordinating response in a region that includes half a million people, Lake Erie and a nuclear power plant.
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Boonshoft School of Medicine Public Health Grand Rounds event to focus on public health department accreditation

Public health commissioners will discuss their experiences with the accreditation process at a Public Health Grand Rounds event on Feb. 26 in the Student Union.
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Last edited on 02/23/2015.