Master Blended

Public Health

The Ohio State University

12 months
36841 USD/year
13257 USD/year
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The Public Health degree program for Experienced Professionals (MPH-PEP) from The Ohio State University is the oldest MPH program in the state of Ohio and has graduates in many leadership positions in the state and beyond.


The combination of on-campus and distance learning components reduces traditional class time without losing the essential interactions between faculty and students.

On campus -- four weekends per semester

Distance learning -- course websites that allow students to access course materials, communicate with the instructor and other students, take quizzes, and submit assignments.

Program of Study

The curriculum for the MPH-PEP is similar to that for the full-time MPH, requiring a minimum of 45 semester credit hours. However, PEP students do not specialize, other than through their use of electives and their choices for practicum and culminating experience.

The specific PEP course requirements recognize the needs and interests of more experienced students, by emphasis on advancing your career with an education in population health management and leadership in public health.

The MPH-PEP curriculum can be completed in three years. The program is designed to begin in the summer with two introductory courses. Students take two courses per semester during the regular academic year (mid-August to May). The second summer is left open for a practicum experience and electives. In the second and third academic year, students again take two courses per semester, including completion of a culminating project.

Recommended Preparation

Students in the Public Health degree program for Experienced Professionals (MPH-PEP) from The Ohio State University are chosen based on a combination of characteristics. They must first have the academic skills to succeed in the curriculum and benefit from it, as measured by traditional indicators. PEP students are also expected to bring a significant experience base to their cohort in the program, and show potential for leadership positions in public health. Thus admission is limited to persons who either have at least an undergraduate degree and two or more years of work experience, or a relevant doctoral degree and at least one year of health-related work experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

The curriculum for the traditional Master of Public Health consists of a minimum of 45-48 credits organized into five curricular domains:

  • Core courses in areas of knowledge basic to public health
  • Courses required for a specialization
  • Elective courses approved for the specialization
  • Practicum
  • Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Only international students who already hold an eligible visa may apply.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential) from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program.
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the last degree earned.
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program. Evidence usually comes in the form of transcripts or other credentials documenting that you have completed prerequisite academic work. 
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT) if the score is required by your program. Scores must be sent electronically from the testing agency; faxed or emailed scores are not considered. Note: Scores are valid for five years after your test date.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    36841 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36841 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13257 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13257 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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