If you want to earn a public health degree in Cleveland, you don’t have to move there. While online public health degrees are a rarity in Ohio, and the country at large, you can still find some incredible options. You won’t have to go far, because we’ve ranked the The 5 Best Public Health Degree Programs in Ohio for you.
In preparing our list, we scoured the public health degree options in Ohio, looking for online options, rare programs, dual degrees, without sacrificing our methodology. We came up with our top 5 Ohio public health schools based on:
- Graduation rates.
- Retention rates.
- Residential cost of attendance.
- Overall ranking from students on Niche.
We used information from:
- Individual School Websites.
- The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
- College Data.
- Among other sources.
The schools that made our list were:
- The Ohio State University in Columbus
- Ohio University in Athens
- Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland
- Kent State University in Kent
- Ohio Northern University in Ada
Obviously, Case Western Reserve University is in Cleveland. It offers an MPH in the following concentrations: Global Health, Health Policy and Management, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Population Health Research, and Health Informatics, and eleven dual degree programs that combine MPH’s with other coveted Master’s. Those degrees are:
- MA Bioethics/MPH
- MA Nutrition/MPH
- And an MSM-HC/MPH.
In 2017-18, graduate tuition and fees at CWRU are $43,888 for students regardless of residence. This means that you can earn a public health degree in Cleveland at CWRU for the same cost as in-state students. CWRU is the top ranked university in Ohio offering a MPH, according to U.S. News & World Report. But if an on-campus, traditional, expensive MPH isn’t what you’re looking for, there’s another great option less than 40 miles away from Cleveland.
Kent State University offers a number of public health degrees that can be taken by out-of-staters, some on their campus, which is less than an hour’s drive from Cleveland. However, you don’t need to move to Ohio to earn a public health degree from Kent, because it offers four online Bachelor’s of Science in public health (among several other on-campus only options):
- Online BSPH in Health Services Administration
- Online BSPH in Health Promotion and Education
- Online BSPH in Allied Health
- Online BSPH in Clinical Trials Research
And two online Master’s in public health degrees (in addition to five other on-campus only MPH programs):
- Online MPH in Health Policy and Management
- Online MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences
So yes, you can absolutely get a public health degree in Cleveland even if you live out-of-state. Go to the The 5 Best Public Health Degree Programs in Ohio to explore these two Cleveland public health schools, and the rest of the best public health offerings in Ohio.