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Application Requirements

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.
  • 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.

International Applicants:

  • The TOEFL or IELTS is required of all international applicants.  This requirement will be waived for all applicants who have earned a degree from an accredited University in any country whose sole national language is English (refer to the US State Department), or those who submit scores from a US professional equivalency exam where English is tested.
  • Evidence of English language proficiency. 
  • 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).

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.