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Date: Nov 2013

answer sheetAs a follow-up to last week’s post on standardized test scores, we’d like to address another common question:

What is the average test score submitted by your applicants?

Admissions doesn’t have that figure.  Nor do we have a minimum score requirement. Let me explain why.

Test scores and other admissions statistics vary greatly by department, program, degree track and even admissions cycle.  With ten departments and nine degrees – all with widely varying numbers of applicants and available spots – it’s extremely difficult to provide a Schoolwide average.  Even if we performed arithmetic gymnastics to provide such a number, it may not accurately represent a competitive score for your specific program of interest.

The academic departments and Schoolwide MPH program have their own admissions review committees who consider all components of the application (statement of purpose, resume, transcripts, letters of recommendation, test scores, etc.) during their review. They will be looking for candidates with strong quantitative abilities and a focused goal in public health.

For the best idea of what makes a competitive application to your particular program, we encourage you to contact that program directly. Email us for help locating an appropriate contact.

Best wishes to you and your application!

Deadline Alert!Are you applying to the full-time or on-line/part-time Master of Public Health (MPH)?

Listen up! This post is for you! 

The MPH program office has implemented priority AND final application deadlines. 

They are:

  • Summer 2014 Full Time Matriculation
    Priority Application Deadline: December 1, 2013
    Final Application Deadline: January 2, 2014
  • Summer 2014 Online/Part-Time Matriculation
    Priority Application Deadline: January 2, 2014
    Final Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

What is a priority deadline?

If you submit all of your application materials by the PRIORITY deadline your application will receive priority review.  All MPH applicants are considered for scholarships, but if you complete your application by the priority deadline, you increase your chances of receiving one.

It’s yet another reason to complete your application early!  

What is a final deadline?

All application materials (e.g. transcripts, transcript evaluations, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, etc) must be received by the FINAL deadline.  Once the final deadline has passed, incomplete applications may not be reviewed.

The MPH Program Office and Admissions Services hope this new deadline structure will provide a better guide for when you should submit your application and supporting materials. Please let us know if you have any questions.

To begin your application, visit How to Apply and/or read earlier posts detailing the process on this blog.

For all other degree program deadlines, please see the application deadline chart.