As you progress through the MPH Program, the leadership team is available to answer questions and help tailor your course of study. Below are links to resources specific to the MPH program and other resources about university life and services.
MPH Program Materials
- MPH Student Handbook
- Advising Guide
- Culminating Experience Guide
- Practicum Kit
- Capstone Kit
- Credit Overload Request Form
Community Opportunities Public Health faculty members have collaborated with regional, national and international organizations and agencies over many years. You may want to consider one of of the organizations listed here for your culminating experience.
Public Health Innovations Conference
Each semester, the MPH program hosts a conference at which graduating students present their capstone projects. Learn more here.
Community Health Research & Practice (CHRP) Seminar
Community Health Research and Practice (CHRP) is a research interest group designed to bring together students, faculty, public health practitioners and researchers as part of a collaborative think tank. CHRP meetings occur weekly throughout the semester and focus on: developing and completing capstone projects, learning about ongoing faculty and student research projects, networking with campus and community partners, and developing publications and presentations for national conferences and peer reviewed journals. All students enrolled in MPHP 652: Capstone are expected to participate in CHRP throughout the completion of their projects. The CHRP meeting schedule is sent via email to the student body.
Each year, MPH program students elect representatives from among their peers to serve in the program’s leadership and governance. Students can be nominated by faculty, staff, or their fellow students and must be in good standing with the MPH program. In all other regards, the election process is entirely student-run. Student representatives are valuable members of the MPH program management team and curriculum committee, and serve as liaisons with the student body. In addition to those roles, student representatives plan and conduct social events, as well as student feedback sessions each semester, which supplement the online course evaluations. Student representative are unpaid; however, the MPH program provides a budget from which the representatives can plan events.
2018-2019 Student Representatives:
- Lauren Cruz
- Milen Embaye
- Janani Kangasundaram
- Samantha Meluch
- Khyati Patel
Support for Conference Attendance
The MPH program and the School of Graduate Studies consider attendance at international, national, state, and local conferences an integral part of the professional development process, and offer financial assistance to facilitate attendance.
- Among others, the MPH program actively participates in professional societies and supports engagement with the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA).
Students who are presenting at conferences are given priority for the following funding opportunities:
- MPH Program Support - Awarded on a case-by-case basis, up to $250 per student and $500 for international activities. Students should contact the MPH program directly about these awards.
- Graduate Student Travel Award - Awarded on a case-by-case basis, the maximum contribution from the School of Graduate Studies is $500 for travel within the United States and $1,000 for travel outside of the United States in support of conference-related expenses such as registration, lodging, meals, and transportation. Students should contact the School of Graduate Studies for further details on the Graduate Student Travel Award.
- Verhosek Fund (“V” Fund) - Awarded on a case-by-case basis, up to $200 per student. Applicants must be presenters at a conference to be eligible. The “V” Fund is administered by the Graduate Student Senate.
Public Health Job Announcements
Please email Andrew Morris (Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to the MPH weekly listserv, which features recent job announcements from regional and national organizations.
University Resources - Useful links
- School of Graduate Studies
- International Student Services
- University Health & Counseling Services
- University Libraries
- Access Services
- Office of Financial Aid
- University Technology, [U]Tech
- Registrar’s Office
- Student Information System (SIS)
The CWRU Master of Public Health Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).