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Master of Public HealthAdmissions

Application Process


Application Deadline

Apply by April 28th for the May 13th start.

The application process is simple, and we’re here to guide you through it.

  • Talk with an Admissions Advisor at +1 844‑234‑4073 to discuss Kent State’s fit with your academic and professional goals
  • Review our admissions checklist
  • Complete the online application form
  • Submit your official undergraduate transcript(s), resume/CV, goal statement and three letters of recommendation
  • Submit your GRE scores or apply for a GRE waiver*

*NOTE: A GRE waiver is available in exceptional circumstances only, as determined by the College of Public Health.

Our Admissions Advisors are available to answer your questions regarding admissions requirements for the program. If you have questions, please email us at or call us toll-free at +1 844‑234‑4073.

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Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission, students must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Students who do not meet the GPA requirement may be conditionally admitted. Please contact an Admissions Advisor at or toll-free at +1 844‑234‑4073 for more information.

Tuition and Fees

The online Master of Public Health (MPH) program consists of a minimum of 46 credits.

  • In State: The cost per credit hour is $655
  • Out of State: The cost per credit hour is $665

An additional distance learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour.

Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change. For comprehensive tuition information, please refer to the tuition rates posted on the Bursar’s website.

We recognize that pursuing a graduate degree is a significant investment. Your Admissions Advisor can answer your questions on program costs, discuss how a Kent State degree compares to others and connect you with financial aid representatives when you are ready to discuss your financial options.

Please contact an Admissions Advisor for more information on tuition and fees either by email at or toll-free at +1 844‑234‑4073.

Earn Up to $2,000 in Scholarship

Students who have been admitted into the online MPH may be eligible for a tuition offset scholarship from Kent State University. Scholarships are offered based on the availability of funds, and can be awarded in the following amounts:

  • $500
  • $1,000
  • $2,000

To be eligible, students must submit a brief personal statement to support why they should receive the scholarship, and they must meet the following criteria:

  • Be accepted into the online MPH
  • Be ineligible for any other Kent State tuition waiver benefits
  • Maintain a competitive GPA (actual GPA determines what award amount applicants are eligible to receive)

To determine your eligibility for the tuition offset scholarship, contact your Admissions Advisor today.

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Applicants are required to create an account in the online application system, which allows them to save their application and track the progress of materials submitted via the application system. Our masters degree and certificate specializing in health informatics are both offered through the College of Communication and the School of Information.

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident, all required application materials should be sent to the Division of Graduate Studies at or by mail to:

Division of Graduate Studies
Kent State University
Cartwright Hall
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242

Please be sure to include your full name and Kent State ID (9 digit number starting with 8) on all submitted documents. For questions, contact Graduate Admissions at +1 330-672-2661 or

If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident, all required documents should be submitted to the Office of Global Education at or by mail to:

Office of Global Education
Kent State University
106 Van Campen Hall
625 Loop Rd.
Kent, OH 44242

For questions, contact International Admissions at +1 330-672-7970 or