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MetroHealth logoBoost your career potential with Baldwin Wallace’s Master of Public Health (MPH), a unique program in population health promotion and management, offered in partnership with The MetroHealth System.

A Master of Public Health is the core professional degree recognized throughout the world for population health practice in both the public sector and in emerging private sectors. It is a growing field of study with diverse job opportunities.

BW's MPH features a rigorous curriculum rich in applied experiences, research and advanced public health theory. Our graduates have the skills to become population health professionals capable of addressing health disparities with multidisciplinary, evidence-based approaches.  

Depending on your interest and career goals, you can concentrate your studies in population health leadership and management or health education and disease prevention.

Classes are held on weekends in-person on The MetroHealth System campus or fully online to provide flexibility for working professionals. BW's next MPH cohort begins August 2021 and will be completed in May 2024.

Photo of Master of Public Health graduatesBW's inaugural MPH class graduated in May 2019. Congratulations graduates!

Alumni Success

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Jackie Buchheister '20

Outcomes & Evaluation Manager, Thrive Peer Support

"I chose BW’s MPH program because I was able to work full time while pursuing my master’s degree. The classes were on Friday and Saturday which was perfect for my schedule."

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Why did you choose BW’s MPH program?

I chose BW’s MPH program because I was able to work full time while pursuing my master’s degree. The classes were on Friday and Saturday which was perfect for my schedule. My employer also paid for some of the cost of the program which helped me financially.

What did you like most about the MPH program?

I appreciated that the program was a cohort style. We stayed together the entirety of the program, which made the experience more personalized. We all became a family and had a better learning experience because of this, plus I cultivated relationships that will last a lifetime.

How did the MPH program prepare you for the next step in your career?

This program helped me to network with the MetroHealth hospital staff as well as others in the public health community in the Cleveland area. Earning my Master of Public Health has opened so many doors. I was promoted recently to a manager role because of my credentials. I am the representative for my company at many community organization stakeholder meetings. This degree gives me confidence in the work that I do and because of it I have a seat at the table, in the community, where organizations come together to create positive change.

Advice for future MPH applicants?

Research your options and make sure that the program you choose is a good fit. There are so many different tracks and disciplines within each master’s degree program. There are so many options to choose from. Choose the track that you are passionate about and the work will be much more rewarding and enjoyable!

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Elodie Nonguierma '20

Health Education Coordinator, The MetroHealth System

"I knew my cohort was a good fit by the way we cared for and supported each other. We helped each other not only through homework, but also personal stuff. I made friends for life in this cohort."

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Why did you choose BW’s MPH program?

I chose a path in public health because I wanted to be proactive and be part of the team that prevents disease.

What did you like most about the MPH program?

Aside from the incredible and unmeasurable knowledge that I received, I built a wonderful network with my cohort.

How did you know the MPH program was a good fit for you?

I knew my cohort was a good fit by the way we cared for and supported each other. We helped each other not only through homework, but also personal stuff. I made friends for life in this cohort.

Advice for future MPH applicants?

As much as it may look impossible right now, just go for it because it will be all be worth it. You will have a great support system from your professors who are willing and ready to work with you.

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Marielee Santiago '19

Director, Transformative Knowledge & Education, MetroHealth Institute for H.O.P.E.™

"I saw BW’s MPH program as an opportunity to advance my career at MetroHealth and develop an educator role within the Latinx, African American and marginalized communities surrounding MetroHealth locations."

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Why did you choose BW’s MPH program?

I saw BW’s MPH program as an opportunity to advance my career at MetroHealth and develop an educator role within the Latinx, African American and marginalized communities surrounding MetroHealth locations.

What did you like most about the MPH program?

I liked the ability to attend class from where I work, the flexibility of having class every other weekend and the relationships developed with the BW staff.

How did you know the MPH program was a good fit for you?

I did public health work for quite some time as a medical social worker helping people living with HIV. A social worker’s role revolves around public health topics such as addressing social determinants of health, prevention, policy, grant writing, advocacy and community development. So what better fit than to advance my knowledge in public health topics such as epidemiology, leadership, research and prevention.

Advice for future MPH applicants?

The world is finally paying attention to public health issues, especially because of the pandemic. This is our time to shine so if don’t join now you will miss out on being a part of some innovative life altering opportunities.

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Michael Gutridge '19

The MetroHealth System, Associate Director of Inpatient Pharmacy Operations

"Prepare to work hard and grow in ways you would not expect. Ensure you have the support and understanding of friends and family as this program does require some sacrifices. The reward is definitely worth the investment!"

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Why did you choose BW’s MPH program?

Public health and population health in particular are areas of immense need in our society. This program offered great convenience and value as well as incredible access to both MetroHealth and Baldwin Wallace resources.

What did you like most about the MPH program?

Public health is an amalgamated academic discipline; the utility and diversity of subject matter is highly enriching. The ability to explore and refine scholarship toward such interesting material was rewarding.

How did you know the MPH program was a good fit for you?

The personalized attention I received as an adult learner was beneficial. The connection to faculty and peers provided an essential accountability and fellowship bond that translated into a committed course of learning.

Advice for future MPH applicants?

Prepare to work hard and grow in ways you would not expect. Ensure you have the support and understanding of friends and family as this program does require some sacrifices. The reward is definitely worth the investment!