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What are the criteria for admission into the MPH program?

Published: June 24th, 2016

Category: FAQ

The following criteria must be met to be considered for admission to the MPH program:

Criteria for admission: 1. Completed graduate application submitted online to the University Graduate Admissions office. 2. An upper-division undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0, calculated after the first 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. 3. US-equivalent Bachelor’s degree 4. Satisfactory GRE scores 5. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for international applicants 6. A professional statement that matches the philosophy and focus of the program 7. Three letters of recommendation.

The GRE and the undergraduate 3.0 GPA minimums may be waived for applicants with previous graduate or professional degrees at the discretion of the admissions committee. Applicants with an M.D. or a Ph.D. in a health-related discipline from a regionally accredited University in the U.S. do not have to take the GRE. Please consult with the program director if you are uncertain whether you need to take the GRE.

International students whose native language is English or who have attended a college or university in the United States for at least one year as a full-time student are not required to submit TOEFL scores, but must have acceptable scores on the General Test section of the GRE. For a list of countries whose citizens are exempt from the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) requirement that most non-US applicants must meet, go to

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