100%
Online
Master of
Public Health
100% Online Master of Public Health (MPH)
Health Policy and Management Specialization
M.P.H. students specializing in Heal...
Health Policy and Management –
Shaping Public Health
HPM Faculty Research Activities and Expertise:
Leading students in id...
Kent State University
A Top Research University
• Ranked #93 by U.S. News & World
Report in their review of graduate
educa...
College of Public Health
A Leader in the Profession
• One of only two colleges of public health in Ohio, it is the first t...
Admission Requirements
• Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
• Official transcript(s)
• Goal statement
• Three letters of rec...
Submitting your Application
o Where to apply
Applicants will open an online application at our Division of Graduate Studie...
International Admissions
Approximately 2,000 international students from nearly 100
countries are currently enrolled at KS...
Application - Letters of Reference
• Three recommendations
– preferably from faculty or employers
who can comment on your ...
Application - Transcripts
• Earned Bachelor’s degree
– From regionally accredited institution –
– Original, official trans...
Application - Statement of Purpose
This should be a one-page essay detailing
• Your background as it relates to your
decis...
Application - GRE and other
acceptable standardized measures
• Acceptable GRE scores (or other approved standardized tests...
Application Timeline
Rolling admissions - we review applications and make
admissions decisions as they come in.
Suggested/...
Admission Decision
• Your application with remain with our Graduate
Admissions office until all required materials are
rec...
Admitted Student Resources
Congratulations! You’re on your way to earning your MPH.
In your admission letter you will rece...
MPH Degree Requirements
• Complete a minimum of 46 credit hours
– Public Health Core Requirements (25 credit hours)
– Area...
Sample Degree Plan
Full time
Enrollment =
8-16 credit
hours per
semester
Questions?
FAQ
Online MPH Frequently Asked Questions
College of Public Health
Monday through Friday 8 am – 5 pm
1.855.KSU....
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Kent State University Master of Public Health 100% Online

  1. 1. 100% Online Master of Public Health
  2. 2. 100% Online Master of Public Health (MPH) Health Policy and Management Specialization M.P.H. students specializing in Health Policy and Management will develop the skills necessary for addressing public health risks and developing effective health services delivery models. Interdisciplinary study of health services research, health policy analysis and health care planning prepares graduates for management positions in hospitals, clinics, health departments, insurance companies, nursing homes and mental health facilities; and policy analyst positions in health planning organizations and governmental agencies.
  3. 3. Health Policy and Management – Shaping Public Health HPM Faculty Research Activities and Expertise: Leading students in identifying service gaps; developing evidence-based practices and policy analysis; and emerging from the online MPH with skills in health care organization management, alternative models of service financing, and strategies for improving services. Health Care Disparities Health Literacy Physician Practice Patterns Access to Care Environmental and Water Policy Intergovernmental Relations HIV/STD Prevention Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Health Care Reform Sexuality and Reproductive Health Cost-Effectiveness of Public Health Violence Public Health Surveillance Leadership Organizational Change Substance Abuse & Treatment Health Services Research Prescription Drug Misuse/Abuse Drug Use During Pregnancy Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Community-based Interventions Occupational Injury and Stress Public Health Dimensions of Aging
  4. 4. Kent State University A Top Research University • Ranked #93 by U.S. News & World Report in their review of graduate education programs • Ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as one of the top US 77 public research universities and top 76 in community engagement • • Named a Top University in the world by Times Higher Education, London • Second largest university in Ohio, offering more than 100 areas of specialization in graduate education
  5. 5. College of Public Health A Leader in the Profession • One of only two colleges of public health in Ohio, it is the first to offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Student enrollment has grown by 75% in the past three years • Campus leader in online education – the first to offer the only 100% online bachelors degree at Kent State • Associate member of ASPPH, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health • Leader in diversity – recognized for AALANA student enrollment • Centers of Excellence: The Center for Public Policy and Health The Center for Public Health Preparedness and the Office of Public Health Practice and Partnerships • Dynamic faculty with diverse academic and professional trainings lead to phenomenal program and research growth College News and Events
  6. 6. Admission Requirements • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 • Official transcript(s) • Goal statement • Three letters of recommendation and • Competitive GRE scores International applicants must submit additional documents and may be additionally required to submit evidence of English proficiency; minimum scores are 100 on the internet-based TOEFL, 600 on the paper based TOEFL or 7.0 on the IELTS. For more information about English Proficiency, visit International Admissions – Graduate
  7. 7. Submitting your Application o Where to apply Applicants will open an online application at our Division of Graduate Studies. You will apply for the College of Public Health - MPH – Health Policy and Management – Online MPH The APPLICATION PORTAL – Choose Online Graduate – Public Health This portal can be used to add materials for up to one year and is also where an applicant can login to check the status of their application o How to submit materials After the online application is started, applicants can add materials via fax, email, electronic upload or mail: Division of Graduate Studies Cartwright Hall 650 Hilltop Drive Kent State University Kent, OH 44242 330-672-2661855-277-6952 Toll Free330-672-6262 Fax gradapps@kent.edu Electronic upload portal here.
  8. 8. International Admissions Approximately 2,000 international students from nearly 100 countries are currently enrolled at KSU. As you engage in our international student admissions process, you will see why so many students choose to come to our school. We make sure you feel welcome and comfortable every step of the way, and if you have any questions, you have all the resources you need to find the answers. International applicant materials will first be reviewed by Kent State University International Admissions to determine applicant eligibility. Eligible applicants who have submitted complete applications will then be reviewed by the College of Public Health faculty, who authorize admission decisions. International students should become familiar with policies of their countries of origin regulating online credit hour limits. Kent State University International Admissions can assist with this.
  9. 9. Application - Letters of Reference • Three recommendations – preferably from faculty or employers who can comment on your aptitude to succeed in graduate school. Have them submit a confidential recommendation in one of two approved forms: 1. Regular narrative letter 2. The Graduate Students Letter of Recommendation (a standardized rating form)
  10. 10. Application - Transcripts • Earned Bachelor’s degree – From regionally accredited institution – – Original, official transcripts from any institution where you earned 9 or more hours are required – Kent State University graduates generally do not need to request a transcript. • 3.0 GPA minimum • No specific field of study required
  11. 11. Application - Statement of Purpose This should be a one-page essay detailing • Your background as it relates to your decision to study Public Health at Kent State University • How the MPH will help you accomplish your career goals • Providing a resume is optional, but is not a substitute for the statement of purpose
  12. 12. Application - GRE and other acceptable standardized measures • Acceptable GRE scores (or other approved standardized tests: MCAT, LSAT, DAT, PCAT OR MAT). Scores older than five years are not acceptable and require retaking the GRE. – To learn more about the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), • Kent State University GRE Code: R1367 • It usually takes 4-6 weeks after your test date before we receive your GRE scores • English proficiency requirements are detailed at the Office of International Admissions
  13. 13. Application Timeline Rolling admissions - we review applications and make admissions decisions as they come in. Suggested/‘soft’ deadlines • Fall Semester – July 1 • Spring Semester - November 15 • Summer Semester – April 15 Suggested timeline for applying: • Register for GRE test date and site • Prepare for GRE (6 months before applying – it takes us 4-6 weeks to receive your scores) • Obtain Letters of Reference (last semester of undergrad or 3 months before applying) • Write Personal Statement (last semester of undergrad or 3 months before applying) • Complete undergraduate degree and APPLY!
  14. 14. Admission Decision • Your application with remain with our Graduate Admissions office until all required materials are received You can check the status of your application at Division of Graduate Studies. Be sure to check your email for regular updates. • Once all materials are received, Graduate Admissions sends the completed application to the College of Public Health • Usually within 2 weeks the applicant will receive an admission decision via email and then in a letter postal mail to their permanent address.
  15. 15. Admitted Student Resources Congratulations! You’re on your way to earning your MPH. In your admission letter you will receive your faculty advisor assignment. Your advisor will help you navigate your academic plan. Helpful resources to get answers 24/7:  Registration tutorials  Technology support for online students  Online MPH Frequently Asked Questions
  16. 16. MPH Degree Requirements • Complete a minimum of 46 credit hours – Public Health Core Requirements (25 credit hours) – Area of Specialization and Elective Courses (15 credit hours) • Demonstrate Public Health Knowledge and Competence – Practicum/Culminating Experience (6 credit hours, min. 300 contact hours) – Comprehensive Exam – written test of public health core concepts Current Catalog listing of Course Requirements
  17. 17. Sample Degree Plan Full time Enrollment = 8-16 credit hours per semester
  18. 18. Questions? FAQ Online MPH Frequently Asked Questions College of Public Health Monday through Friday 8 am – 5 pm 1.855.KSU.COPH or 1.330.672.6500 Or email us at publichealth@kent.edu

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