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Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for study in the professional MPH and MSPH include:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in public health, environmental or occupational health and safety, disaster management or related field.
  • Academic achievement – typically a GPA above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Consideration given to mid-career student who have shown professional achievement. 
  • Industrial hygiene only: Baccalaureate degree with 120 semester hours that include 60 or more credits in math, engineering, science and technology with at least 15 of those at an upper (junior, senior or graduate) level
  • GRE scores in the upper percentiles for Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Analytical Writing components.
  • Non-English speakers: Demonstration of proficiency in English to be able to study and communicate in English. TOEFLIELTS, or other recognized test may be used. In general scores of 89 or higher on TOEFL are desired. Language testing will be waived if student has received an undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution.

Other information used in admission decisions includes:

  • The written Statement of Purpose and Objectives should demonstrate how the applicant's public health career goals and interests align with their selected degree program.
  • Recommendations from three instructors or employers should indicate characteristics for success in public health graduate study.