How to Apply – MPH Program

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All applicants must be aware of the MPH Department requirements for consideration.  Please review the following list of items.  Apply Today

Requirements for Full Admission

  1. An earned bachelor’s degree with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  2. The GRE score is required for full admission to the Master of Public Health Program.    However, applicants may submit alternate credentials in lieu of the GRE that include:

2a.  Other graduate proficiency exams, such as GMAT or MCAT

2b.  A post-Bachelor’s credential such as a Master’s degree or graduate certificate

2c.  A professional license or certificate that requires a bachelor’s degree for eligibility to sit for the exam. Please submit proof of the credential with your MPH program application material

3. Referrals:   Applicants must provide names and email addresses of employers, peers or educators who are willing to provide a reference.  Academic referrals are preferred.

4. An Academic Essay (Please note it is not a Personal Goals Statement) is included in the application form. Alternately, you may submit the essay in MS Word as an email attachment to mph@uis.edu. Answer each of the following three questions with two or more paragraphs:

3a.  What are the most urgent public health problems facing your community today?

3b  How will a master’s degree in public health help prepare you to address these problems?

3c.  Which area of public health specialization appeals most to you?

NOTE:

  • As a narrative essay, use of the first person pronoun ‘I’ is welcomed.
  • Answer each question specifically in response to the topic presented.
  • The essay should have a purpose, organized with a clear point of view.
  • The language should be appropriate for an academic audience.

Application Due Dates: MPH accepts applications at any time.  

Please Note: The deadlines for Graduate Assistant and Graduate Public Service Program Internships are March 15 for summer and fall semester admissions and the preceding October 15 for spring semester admissions.

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