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Department of Environmental Health

Division of Public Health Sciences

Master of Public Health

The University of Cincinnati (UC) Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). It boasts one of the largest Programs of Public Health in the states of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana by offering as many as six concentrations to students. All the courses are offered by faculty who either are nationally and internationally recognized in research, or have years of experience in the practice of public health. The Program has developed a broad network through its partners in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and other UC affiliated hospitals, local health departments, non profit and for profit organizations, and federal agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

All of our students successfully find their public health internships (practicums) in the Greater Cincinnati area, some even complete their practicums internationally through study abroad programs at UC and CCHMC. Most of our students, including international students find a job immediately after graduation or continue education towards a higher degree.

The Mission of the UC MPH Program is to promote and improve the health of our communities, locally and beyond, through public health education, research, and service grounded in evidence-based practices. The Program requires a total of 42 credits to complete the MPH degree. Most of our students can complete the credits in 4 terms or two years; and some can complete the credits within 3 terms or one year.

The MPH Program is housed in the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) at UC's College of Medicine (COM). The DEH has over 50 years in history and is ranked 12th in NIH funding in Public Health/Preventive Medicine in the nation. The College of Medicine is ranked No. 40 in research and its affiliated CCHMC is the third best Children’s Hospital according to US News & World Report.

Located next to the Ohio River, the Greater Cincinnati area connects three states including Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. It has a population of 2.2 million and is ranked by Forbes as #8 among emerging cities and #9 among best cities for raising a family in the nation.  

The UC Master of Public Health program is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). To receive a copy of our self-study and/or CEPH’s final team report, please contact the MPH Program Office by e-mailing or by calling (513) 558-1875.

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