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MPH Students Celebrate Graduation!  Toledo Blade, May, 12, 2015

Accreditation, Integrity, Resources

The Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health (NOCPH), Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and Graduate Certificate program offers a graduate program that has integrity and stability.

Combining the world class resources of two universities, Bowling Green State University (BGSU) and the University of Toledo (UT), the student-centered MPH program integrates learning, discovery and engagement, enabling students to achieve their highest potential in an environment that embraces and celebrates human diversity, respect for individuals and freedom of expression. The consortium strives for excellence in its service to all constituents, and commits itself to the intellectual, cultural and economic development of our community, state, nation and the world.

The NOCPH MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the accrediting body for higher education public health programs.


Classes are offered in the evenings and on weekends to accommodate the busy professional who needs a flexible schedule.

MPH classes are held at the UT Health Science Campus, UT Main Campus, BGSU at Levis Commons and BGSU Main Campus. Many courses are offered online to provide additional flexibility to students.

A graduate student at NOCPH is enrolled at both UT and BGSU, enjoying the benefits of both. The graduate's diploma will name both universities and will be signed by both university presidents.

New students are admitted to the program in all semesters, including summer. Full time students can finish the MPH degree in four (4) semesters.

Dual Majors

Dual majors are available to MPH students who wish to combine two of the three majors offered. Whether the combination is Public Health Epidemiology and Health Promotion and Education or any other combination, students will benefit from instructors who have experience outside academia in their chosen fields.

Learn more about dual majors.

Dual Degrees

Students in medical school who desire additional education in public health, are encouraged to apply for the MD/MPH. Students pursuing an MBA with a goal of administration of a health facility, have the opportunity to learn from the best and brightest. 

Learn more about MPH dual degrees.

3+2 Bachelor of Science/Master in Public Health

As an undergraduate, a special program is available that will allow graduation with an undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years. If students maintain a 3.0 average in 4 MPH courses and their overall GPA, these students will be able to use these 12 credits toward the Master of Public Health Degree and should be able to complete BOTH the BS in Environmental Science and the MPH degrees in 5 years. Immediately upon graduation as an undergraduate, the student becomes a graduate student and continues the MPH degree with no interruption or additional application.

Learn more about the 3+2 BS/MPH opportunity.