MPH: About

CWRU’s Master of Public Health program is part of the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences in the School of Medicine. We also draw from faculty across several CWRU graduate studies programs.

Quick facts: 

  • Founded in 1999
  • Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in 2006 and re-accredited 2011 and in 2019. Accredited through 2026.
  • Designed as a 42 credit hour flexible course of study
  • Typically completed in 2 years or a minimum of 3 semesters plus summer
    • Allows part-time study, with completion parameter of 5 years
  • Offers 5 concentrations and a research pathway for students looking to continue into a PhD program
  • Offers 11 dual-degree programs

Through innovative education, research, and service, our 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.


The CWRU Master of Public Health Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).