How to Apply
Applicants for M.P.H. degree and Certificate Programs
Ready to apply for the MPH and/or graduate certificate programs? Start by viewing the online catalog to help you decide on a course of study. You can then apply online here (through December 1, 2014 for Spring 2015 only on ApplyYourself). The online application for all semesters for the public health programs going forward is available through the centralized application system (SOPHAS) for public health at http://www.sophas.org/.
To apply to the Doctor of Public Health in Health Policy Management program, the application is available through a centralized application system for public health (SOPHAS). http://www.sophas.org/
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.
Certificate-only students, and students enrolled in graduate programs at other institutions may enroll as non-matriculated students. Students taking less than 9 credits (non-degree or undeclared) or DrPH students taking prerequisite classes are considered non-matriculating students. All credits taken will be applied to the degree program chosen. Non-matriculating students are not eligible for financial aid (federal loans).
Conditional Admissions Students
Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 may, at the discretion of the Admissions Review Committee, be accepted as conditional admissions students for the MPH. Conditional admissions status is determined when an applicant falls just short of our admissions criteria but shows promise and potential. These students are permitted to take up to nine (9) credits, and must achieve a grade point average of 3.0 or greater in courses taken. Upon completion of 6-9 credits, the transcripts will be reviewed by faculty and if the condition has been satisfied, the student will be fully admitted to the program. Failure to achieve the required grade point average may result in denial of admission and withdrawal from the university. Courses taken as a conditional admissions student are applied to the degree. Students should consult with the department chair or academic program director to obtain advice about course selection.
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.