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.  Applicants that meet these criteria MUST list their qualifying degree under Education and Activities on the UF Graduate School application in order to receive a GRE waiver.

**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

March 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