The Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential endorses the competency of the credential holder on a national level with competitive advantage. The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) certifies the CPH. Our faculty selected this exam as the most thorough, and most recognized method to assess MPH students’ core knowledge and crosscutting skills. Passing the CPH Exam became a core requirement for all students entering an MPH program in or after Fall 2015.
The current CPH exam tests knowledge in the five core public health areas (Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, and Social and Behavioral Sciences), General Principles, and seven Cross-Cutting Areas. Since its inception as a requirement in Fall 2015, our MPH students averaged a passing rate of over 85%, exceeding the 70% national average passing rate.
Effective after January 1, 2019, all examinees will be tested using the new content outline. New study materials for the new content exam are expected to be available by Spring 2018.
The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health recommends MPH students review course materials from core courses, as well as the review materials published by the NBPHE: