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
- An earned bachelor’s degree with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- 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: In addition to the letters of recommendation applicants must provide e-mail addresses and telephone numbers 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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?
- 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.