|The mission of the University of
Cincinnati's Master of Public Health
(MPH) program is to prepare students to
provide leadership in public health
practice and research through
generating, evaluating, and applying
evidence to improve the public's health.
This education will be provided from a
multidisciplinary perspective, employing
active-learning strategies, and in
collaboration with the full array of
community institutions and organizations
involved in the health of the public.
Why Earn a Public Health Degree?
Public health is an exciting and growing
field of study. The
field challenges its professionals to
address complex health issues, such as
improving access to health care,
controlling infectious disease, and
reducing environmental hazards, reducing
violence, reducing substance abuse, and
Public health is a diverse and dynamic
Health professionals come from varying
educational backgrounds and can
specialize in an array of fields. A host
of specialists, including teachers,
demographers, social workers, laboratory
scientists, and attorneys, work to
protect the health of the public.
Public health is a field geared toward
serving others. Public
health professionals serve local,
national, and international communities.
They are leaders who meet the many
exciting challenges in assuring the
public's health today and in the future.
The MPH is a professional degree. It is
designed to prepare professionals for
the "real world" of safeguarding and
improving the public's health.
Specifically, the MPH will provide you
with skills to:
understand and utilize the factors
which influence local, national and
global legislative and social
apply state-of-the-art analytical
(both quantitative and qualitative)
techniques needed for problem
develop multidisciplinary and
collaborative strategies for solving
approach health as a
population-based concern as well as
an individual one;
develop and implement health
programs in limited resource
settings that are tailored to the
specific needs of the community and
in partnership with that community;
travel or experience health from an
advocate for change in your
community on a policy level;
communicate more effectively with
diverse populations; and,
be positioned for leadership.
Who Should Consider a Degree in Public
Public health is a field that offers an
abundance of job opportunities to suit a
variety of interests and skills. Whether
you are interested in analyzing data,
conducting research, or working with
people, there is a place for you in the
field of public health. Recent college
graduates and those that have been in
the field for years have something to
offer and to gain in this field. Public
health is ideal for those that gain
satisfaction knowing that they are
working to improve the lives of others.
For more information on how a public
health degree may be the right choice
for you, we recommend you visit www.whatispublichealth.org,
or contact any of the individuals named
at the bottom of this page.
Why Get Your MPH at Cincinnati?
The new MPH Program at the University of
Cincinnati takes advantage of a unique
combination of faculty and institutional
strength that cannot be duplicated:
innovative mission and a curriculum
designed to impart practical skills
and competencies as well as
theoretical knowledge will ensure
the applicability of your learning
to your goals.
World-class faculty from the
Colleges of Medicine, Education,
Nursing, Arts & Sciences, Business,
Law and other disciplines across
both an academic health center and a
major urban research university,
including the Cincinnati Children's
Hospital Medical Center, will be
your instructors and mentors. The
University of Cincinnati is a top 25
public research university.
Relationships with strong,
academically-oriented public health
departments and community health
agencies serving the approximately
2.5 million people of southwest
Ohio, southeast Indiana and northern
Kentucky ensure a "real-world"
orientation to your studies.
Connections with Greater
Cincinnati-area federal government
resources such as CDC/NIOSH and EPA
Breidenbach Research Labs, and
private-sector resources such as
Proctor & Gamble, the world's
largest consumer-goods health and
wellness company, ensure a breadth
of student practicum placements and
A new and developing program means
smaller class sizes and a creative,
problem-solving approach to student
questions and problems ? "let's find
a way to make this happen" rather
than "we've never done things that
A late afternoon / early evening
course schedule which accommodates
students with daytime
responsibilities and allows for
either full-time or part-time study.
information on MPH admissions, including
criteria and application processes,
Applying for the MPH.
Information on the MPH curriculum can be
found by clicking here:
The UC MPH Curriculum.
Information on the faculty can be found
by clicking here:
The UC MPH Faculty.
The Program is administered by William
Mase, DrPH, MPH, Program Director (William.Mase@uc.edu),
and Petra Weaver, Assistant Director
For more information, you may contact
Petra Weaver at the email address above
or call the program office at
MPH Program Poster
MPH Program Brochure