How to Apply
Applicants for M.P.H. degree and Certificate Programs
To apply to the Doctor of Public Health in Health Policy Management program, click here.
If you wish to pursue a degree from the School of Health Sciences and Practice, you must enroll as a matriculated student. An undergraduate average of at least 3.0 is required for those beginning studies as matriculated students for the Master of Public Health (MPH). However, the admissions decision is based on several factors, including past academic performance (undergraduate and graduate, if any), along with the applicant’s personal statement, recommendations, work experience, community involvement, and school extracurricular activities. (GRE scores are not required for the MPH. The GRE is required for the Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology and DrPH programs.
Prospective students whose native language is not English must also submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores. Click here for information on admissions requirements for international students requiring an I-20 form.
Applicants (non-international) with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 may, at the discretion of the Admissions Review Committee, be accepted as non-matriculated (non-degree) students for the MPH. Upon completion of 9 credits with a grade point average of 3.0 (grades of B) or higher, their status may then be reviewed for matriculation. Students, who wish to have their status changed at this point, must submit a Personal Statement and complete a Change of Status form (available from the Admissions Office) and indicate the program and degree of choice. Courses taken as a non-matriculated student are applied to the degree. Students should consult with the program director/advisor prior to matriculation to obtain advice about course selection. Students who need additional academic preparation for matriculation may be required to take additional credits.
Students who choose to begin their studies as non-matriculated students may take up to nine (9) credits, and must then apply for matriculation. All credits taken will be applied to the degree program chosen. Students enrolled in graduate programs at other institutions may also enroll as non-matriculated students. See Requirements .
Applicants to credit-bearing certificate programs only are accepted as non-matriculated students, and remain in this status for the duration of the program, even if the total number of credits exceeds nine. The admissions requirements for the graduate certificates are the same as the MPH. See Requirements.