nocph logo    About the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health and the Master of Public Health Degree

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is offered through a joint effort of the University of Toledo (UT) and Bowling Green State University (BGSU) called the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health (NOCPH). The program was approved by the Ohio Board of Regents (the governing body of higher education in Ohio) as a joint degree. Neither university is authorized to offer the degree independently.

Because of this relationship, students are admitted to both universities. Administratively, students apply, register, pay bills and apply to graduate through UT. UT shares the information with BGSU. MPH students have UT and BGSU identification numbers, emails and must attend classes at both universities. MPH graduates receive diplomas listing both BGSU and UT that are signed by Presidents of both universities.

Five MPH majors are offered through NOCPH. Click on the major for more information

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Each major requires 45 semester credit hours. Six core courses of three semester credit hours each are required of all MPH students as well as an internship or scholarly project. A full time student can complete the degree in four (4) semesters. A part-time student may take as long as two to three years.

Students may chose a dual major, which is a combination of any two of the five majors. A dual major requires 21 additional semester credit hours in the second major. Learn more about dual majors.

Currently three dual degrees are offered in conjunction with the College of Medicine and Life Sciences, College of Law and the College of Business and Innovation.  Learn more about dual degrees.

Classes are offered evenings and on weekends.

Graduate Certificates in Public Health

One certificate program is offered by NOCPH. A Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health requires 15 semester credit hours for non-MPH majors and 9 semester credit hours for MPH majors. Admission requirements and application process for the graduate certificate program are the similar as for the MPH degree.

For additional graduate certificate programs in public health offered by the University of Toledo in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, on the individual links on the menu on the left of this page.