The UC MPH Program has been accredited since 2012 by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health, and public health programs.
The instructional method for each required MPH course varies by semester. Only some courses are offered 100% online. At this time no student should expect to complete all MPH degree requirements via distance learning. Classroom attendance is required to complete the majority of coursework.
Official IELTS scores must be submitted directly to the University of Cincinnati Graduate School e-download account. Please contact your test center and request that your scores be sent to the following IELTS e-download account:
This test is available online, and you do not have to make an appointment or travel to a test center. You can take the test from your home via a computer and webcam.
Please refer to the Duolingo English Help Center for answers to questions regarding the rules and requirements of the test. Duolingo offers customer support through e-mail and chat available on their website.
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Scroll down to the results that you would like to share, and click “Send Results”
Type in “University of Cincinnati Graduate Programs” and click the checkbox; press “Next”
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2. United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) International applicants who have successfully passed all 3 steps of the USMLE can scan their scores via e-mail to the UC MPH Program Manager to request a waiver of English language testing.
The UC MPH program does accept part-time students. The maximum time permitted to complete a master’s degree at the University of Cincinnati is 5 years. Due to the variety of times that MPH program courses are offered (during the daytime, evening, and specific semesters), some part-time students may experience scheduling issues.
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited, four-year institution. Applicants from all undergraduate majors are welcome to apply. It is recommended but not required that undergraduate coursework include biological sciences as well as humanities and social sciences.
To be effective, reference letters must show that the referee can explain why your background prepares you for a career in public health and that you will be able to perform well under the rigors of graduate study. Therefore, letters of reference from current or past professors are the best choice. In addition, a letter from a health professional would be more appropriate than a letter from a business professional. However, if you do not have professional references from the general health field, a reference from a past supervisor that addresses your performance on the job and can assess qualities like responsibility, level of maturity, and other elements that will lend to success in graduate school, is entirely appropriate.
It is preferred that applicants have a minimum of one calendar year of work experience after earning their undergraduate degree. Volunteer work relevant to the health field such as mission trips, AmeriCorps, summer abroad programs doing community service, or in a local organization may be included as experience.
Once a SOPHAS application has reached “Verified” status the applicant’s information is automatically transferred to the UC Graduate School. The applicant then receives an e-mail link from the UC Graduate School to pay their supplemental application fee.
Applications are not considered complete until official transcripts and/or a WES evaluation have been received, official English proficiency scores have been received (if applicable), and the applicant has paid their UC Graduate School application fee.
Completed applications that are sent for review are notified via e-mail through the UC Graduate School application portal within 2-3 weeks.
Yes. It is recommended that accepted applicants provide an electronic decision on their UC Graduate School application within one month from the date of their original offer. We understand that applicants may need more time to consider all of their options. Applicants who need an extension to respond to their offer should contact the MPH Program Manager. Applicants who do not reply before the start of classes may forfeit their place in the program.
Additionally, applicants who choose accept their offer and then later choose not to matriculate to the University of Cincinnati must notify the MPH Program Manager to cancel or defer their application.
Programs are permitted to award up to one third of the credits of a UC graduate program through advanced standing (14 credits in a 42-credit hour program). Each course will be examined on a case by case basis by the MPH Program Director.
Students may take up to 12 credit hours prior to formal admission as a non-matriculated student. Credit for these courses may be counted towards the MPH degree. Students who exceed this limit may have to repeat courses to meet degree requirements. Students who wish to take classes for credit without being enrolled in a degree program must register directly through the UC Office of the Registrar.