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 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. *
  • Satisfactory GRE scores **
  • 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.

* The undergraduate 3.0 GPA minimums may be waived for applicants at the discretion of the admissions committee.

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

*** 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:


Fall Admission

  • US & International Applicants – February 1st 
    • Domestic (US) students who submit complete applications for the traditional, campus-based MPH program by February 15th for the following fall semester will be automatically considered for a limited number of one-time merit based Dean’s Scholarships. No other scholarships are offered by the department or college at this time. (Note: the online MPH program also does not offer scholarships at this time.)
  • US Applicants Final – July 1st


  • Fall Admission – July 1st
  • Spring Admission – November 1st
  • Summer Admission – March 1st

For more information, please contact Katherine Pizarro at