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Admissions Criteria

Admissions Criteria are as follows: 1. A Bachelor's Degree 2. An upper division 3.0 GPA 3. GRE scores and 4. English Proficiency


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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • At least a 3.0 GPA for the undergraduate coursework taken after the first 60 hours.*
  • Satisfactory GRE scores **
  • English Proficiency ***All international applicants must submit scores from one of the tests listed below:Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with the following minimum scores: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 80 Internet-based. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6 The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum score of 77
  • A strong professional interest in at least one of the public health concentrations.
  • The Public Health Practice concentration requires substantial post baccalaureate professional work experience in a health related field in addition to the required academic credentials.

*The undergraduate 3.0 GPA minimums may be waived for applicants at the discretion of the admissions committee. Applicants with M.D., D.V.M., J.D., Pharm.D, D.O., or D.D.S. degrees from regionally-accredited US institutions are exempt from the GRE.  Other graduate and doctoral degrees in a health-related discipline from a University in the United States must submit transcripts to assess this exemption status. Please consult with the program director if you are uncertain whether you need to take the GRE.

**MCAT scores may be accepted in place of the GRE

***International students whose country’s native language is English or who have attended a college or university in the United States full-time for at least one year 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 the Graduate School English Language Testing Exemptions.

Application Deadlines:

   Campus Program

Fall  Admission

 International Applicants

  US Applicants

Campus Program (International Applicant): Fall Application Deadline: April 1st

 Campus Program (US Applicant) and Online Program: Fall Application Deadline: July 1st


   Online Program

 Fall Admission

 Spring Admission

Summer Admission

  Campus Program (US Applicant) and Online Program: Fall Application Deadline: July 1st   Online Program: Summer Application Deadline: November 1st   Online Program: Summer Application Deadline: March 1st