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Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Admission Requirements

We consider several factors for admission to the M.P.H. Programs, including:

  • Grade Point Average:  The most successful applicants to our M.P.H. programs have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in their Bachelor’s degree program. However, the GPA is only one of several factors considered.  
  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendations (from faculty, supervisors, or employers.  Letters from coworkers, colleagues, friends or family members are not appropriate.)
  • Work Experience
  • Community Involvement
  • School Extracurricular Activities

We also look for a “passion” for public health, some understanding and appreciation of the field and a desire to become more involved in improving health and health care in your community.

GRE scores are not required for admission to the M.P.H. degree program.

International M.P.H. students must complete several additional requirements.

Conditionally-Admitted Students – M.P.H. degree program
We may offer conditional admission in cases where an applicant falls just short of our admissions standards, but shows promise and potential. 

If conditional admission is offered, the student will be required to complete a minimum of six (6) and maximum of nine (9) credits in the first term in which he/she was admitted (six (6) credits for summer term) and must maintain a 3.0 or better Grade Point Average (GPA); grades of W or WF are not permitted for conditionally-admitted students.

A hold will be placed on the student’s record to prohibit registration past the first semester.

Upon completion of the first semester coursework, the program director will review the applicant file. To be considered eligible to become a matriculated student, a conditionally-admitted student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 or better
  2. Achieve a grade of B or better in their respective core courses.  Failure to do so may result in one additional semester of conditional status
  3. Demonstrate course skills and competencies
  4. Act and work in accordance with the Code of Academic Integrity

 If a student does not meet these criteria, he/she will not be permitted to register for additional courses.

Please contact the Office of Admissions at (914) 594-4510 if you have any questions about our admissions and application process
. Contact Irene Bundziak, (914) 594-4905, if you have any questions about your submitted application.