Admission Requirements

The following criteria must be met to be considered for admission to the MPH program. If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please reach out to Katherine Pizarro at

  • U.S. bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • At least a 3.0 GPA for undergraduate coursework taken after the first 60 hours. Advanced Placement (AP) or Dual Enrollment credit that appears on the applicant’s undergraduate transcript should count toward the first 60 credit hours. The undergraduate 3.0 GPA minimum may be waived for applicants at the discretion of the admissions committee. You can use a GPA calculator to calculate this.
  • Satisfactory GRE scores. Composite quantitative and verbal scores above 290 are considered by the program. Applicants must have a writing score of 3.0 or higher. Scores below 290 may be considered at the discretion of the admissions committee.
    • MCAT scores may be accepted in place of the GRE.
    • Applicants with a graduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution are exempt from the GRE per the UF Graduate School requirements. Applicants must list their qualifying degree on the UF Graduate School application in order to receive a GRE waiver.
  • Satisfactory English proficiency. All international applicants must submit scores from one of the tests listed below:
  • 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.

Ready to apply? Make sure to read through the application instructions.