Public Health Graduate Program

Public Health Coursework

CEOMPH students are required to take six core courses (two core courses for three semesters; alternate schedules available):

Core Courses

18 credits in:

  • Public Health Concepts
  • Biostatistics in Public Health
  • Epidemiology in Public Health
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
  • Health Services Administration in Public Health
  • Policy and Environmental Sciences in Public Health

Generalist Track Courses

Nine credits in:

  • Grant Writing for Public Health Practice
  • Public Health Practice and Issues
  • Public Health Research and Evaluation

The courses are delivered through a hybrid of teaching methods: online asynchronous lectures, webinar on Saturdays, and a few optional face-to-face days. Elective courses may be taken at any of the partner universities.

Capstone & Electives

In addition, the student is required to complete a capstone project and electives. The capstone project teams a student with a faculty preceptor and community preceptor to produce a product useful to public health (e.g., research project, assessment, evaluation, quality improvement project, grant, etc.) At the end of the program, the student is expected to present his or her capstone project, a summary of courses, and “portfolio” (a collection of accomplished objectives) to a panel of faculty. The student is required to take a total of 42 semester credits.

Past Capstone Project Topics

  • “Satisfaction of Primary Care Physicians with Accessibility to Patient Discharge Instructions at the Time of Hospital Discharge: A Quality Improvement Initiative” – Ira Bhargava
  • “Barriers to Mammogram Screenings among Low Income Women with Access to Healthcare in Akron” – Bolanle Balogun-Adepoju
  • “A Health Needs Assessment of Domestically Sex-Trafficked Women in Ohio” – Kristin Hom
  • “Obstacles to Seasonal Flu and Pneumonia Vaccination in the Seniors Receiving Home Care” – Dipika Sharma
  • “Effect of Peer Review and Education on Resident and Attending Physician Adherence to 2009 ADA Management Guidelines” – Andrea Koerber Dixon
  • “Addressing Depression and Distress in Diabetes Patients” – Benjamin Rose
  • “The Impact of Patient-Centered Medical Home for the Health Status of Foster Care Children” – Jennifer Fitch
  • “Management of Pediatric Overweight/Obesity in the Office Setting: A Survey of Pediatric Primary Care Providers — Is It Time for a Clinical Alternative?” – Carrie Rubin
  • “Sleep Disorders in Individuals with Lung Transplantation” – Vishal Sawhney