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Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Public Health program requires a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association, a minimum GPA of 2.5 for the last 60 semester (90 quarter) hours of undergraduate course work.

Students should have computing skills sufficient to complete graduate work including word processing and statistical software programs. Admission decisions will be influenced by the strength of the undergraduate program, academic achievement, experience in the field, and the educational goals of individual applicants.

A complete application consists of:

  • a completed application form (see "How to Apply")
  • one set of official transcripts from colleges and universities attended
  • evidence of satisfactory completion (grade of C, 2.0 or better) of
    • Statistics
    • Introduction to Psychology
  • current resume demonstrating experience (paid or volunteer) in public health, health education, health science, or a degree in a health related area
  • two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the student’s academic qualifications and/or professional experience relevant to the MPH degree
  • 300-500 word narrative statement describing how the program relates to professional goals