The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program seeks qualified candidates with an educational and experiential background demonstrative of the potential for excellence. We require the following:
- Completion of a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
- Significant quantitative and analytic skills, as demonstrated by completion of a college-level algebra or more advanced math course (i.e., college calculus, statistics, trigonometry, finite math).
- Earned college credit for Advanced Placement Math must be reflected on the college transcript.
- Relevant undergraduate coursework. We recommend at least one undergraduate level course in biology and one in social science.
- Official report of standardized test scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). However, the following standardized tests may be substituted for the GRE: Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT).
- Strong skills in written communication.
- A clear rationale for applying to the program, commitment to public health, and career goals consistent with the goals of the relevant concentration area.
- Prior work and/or volunteer experience in an area related to public health.
- Recommendations from three references.
- Applicants with post-secondary credentials from academic institutions outside of the US must submit course-by-course evaluations prepared by a foreign credential evaluation service World Education Services (WES)
- TOEFL (Institution code 5688) or IELTS (applicants must request from the test center where they took the IELTS exam to have the IELTS test scores sent to SOPHAS) is required of all international applicants. This requirement will be waived for those applicants who have:
- Earned a degree from an accredited University in which the language of instruction is English OR
- Passed a US professional equivalency exam where English is tested (example, ECFMG)
For complete details on how to apply, select the program option that is of interest.
Financial Information and University Policies
While the MPH Program does not provide funding to students, other sources of financial aid may be available. Specific information is available from the University Student Financial Assistance & Education Office.
- Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity. The MPH Program adheres to the University‘s Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity policies in all its recruitment and admission activities. The Program admits qualified students regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran‘s status
- Accommodations for Students with Disabilities. It is the policy and practice of the University of Maryland, Baltimore to create inclusive learning environments. The Office of Educational Support and Disability Services (ESDS) can provide more information about accommodations and student resources for new and prospective students, please visit the ESDS Website (www.umaryland.edu/disabilityservices) or call 410-706-5889.
The MPH Program adheres to the University‘s Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity policies in all its recruitment and admission activities. The Program admits qualified students regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran‘s status.