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Master of Public Health

MPH Admissions Information

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Application Deadlines

Summer 2016 Full Time Matriculation
All materials must be received by December 15, 2015

Summer 2016 Online/Part-Time Matriculation
All materials must be received by December 15, 2015

November 2016 Online/Part-Time Matriculation
Application Deadline: July 1, 2016

January 2017 Online/Part-Time Matriculation
Application Deadline: July 1, 2016

-MPH applications are available in SOPHAS

- All academic transcripts from institutions outside of the United States must be evaluated by an external credentialing agency. For more information, review the complete requirements for international students.

- If you miss an admissions deadline, you can get started with coursework prior to admission by taking courses as a non-degree seeking student. Up to 16 credits may be applied toward the MPH degree, assuming that the courses were completed within 5 years of matriculation into the MPH program.

Admissions Requirements

Experience. Applicants must have two years of professional, post-baccalaureate, full-time, health-related work experience or a doctoral degree in a field underlying public health.  This requirement may be waived for applicants to the MPH combined degree programs (except for the combined MPH/MBA degree, which does require the two years of health-related work experience).

Course Pre-Requisites. The following college-level courses are required of all applicants:

Standardized Test Scores. Scores of the GRE, MCAT, GMAT, or LSAT, are required of all MPH applicants.  Applicants who have an advanced degree beyond the baccalaureate may elect to have their application reviewed by the MPH Admissions committee without a standardized test score (MS, MA, MD, DDS, PHD, MBBS, BDS).  However, they may be putting themselves at a disadvantage, particularly if their admission materials do not demonstrate significant quantitative and analytical skills.  Also, applicants who request to have their application reviewed without a standardized test score may significantly reduce their chances of being awarded a scholarship.  Applicants who have an advanced degree and wish to have their application reviewed without a standardized test score should mark the appropriate section on the SOPHAS application supplement form.

A complete application consists of:

For help with steps on how to apply, you can review the MPH Application Instructions available from the Admissions Office.

Tuition and Fees

For tuition purposes, students registered for 12 or more units are considered full-time. There is an admissions deposit of $600. However, $500 of the admission deposit that is paid prior to arrival will be credited toward the $500 matriculation fee upon beginning the program.

For more information, you can review the full list of tuition and fees available from the Admissions Office.

ANNOUNCEMENT: All new Online/Part-time MPH students beginning the program effective January 2016 will be awarded the new $20,000 Welch Scholarship. Please visit the Scholarships page to learn more.


State-Specific Information for Online Programs

We currently are not accepting applications to the online/part-time Master of Public Health from students who reside in Kansas. In addition, students currently cannot conduct [externship activities] in Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, or Oregon. For more information, please contact an admissions representative. Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.