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Master of Public HealthAdmissions

Application Process


Application Deadline

The final application deadline is August 10th for the August 31th start, or apply by June 22nd for priority consideration.

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

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.

$3,000 Scholarship* Opportunity

A $3,000 scholarship is available to new enrollees in the online MPH program. It is awarded when the student completes the final academic term of the program. See below for terms and conditions related to this offer.


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

*A $3,000 scholarship offer is available only to new (first-time) enrollees, not current or returning students. To utilize this scholarship offer, the prospective student must identify the offer and request that it be applied. Scholarship funds are not payable directly to recipients; funds will be credited exclusively toward tuition in the student's final academic term of the program. If student receives financial assistance, the student's financial assistance may require modification to account for the scholarship by preventing any "over-award," such that the financial assistance received does not exceed the cost of attendance, as defined and determined by the Office of Financial Aid of Kent State University. Recipients of the scholarship must remain continuously enrolled in the program through completion (or obtain a university-approved leave of absence) and must maintain satisfactory academic progress at all times for scholarship to remain in effect. This scholarship offer may be revised, rescinded, or terminated at any time. This scholarship offer cannot be combined with other offers or tuition offsets. All admissions and scholarship decisions of Kent State University are final.