Public health is a quantitative discipline. But admission to a public health program is less about numbers and more about fit.
This is one reason we may hesitate when you ask about the average GRE score for accepted applicants.
Admissions statistics (e.g. average test scores, average GPAs, acceptance rates, etc.) vary greatly by department, program and sometimes even concentration or track. Public health draws individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of experience. The number of applicants and number of available slots varies year to year. Test structures and evaluation procedures also change.
For all the reasons above, our office does not collect statistics for individual programs or for the School as a whole.
From our perspective, all components of the application (resume, personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts, test scores, etc.) are equally considered in the admission review. There are no minimums or cut-offs.
That’s not to say you should submit less than your best. Our programs are competitive (though how competitive also varies greatly!).
Each of our academic departments and the MPH program office have their own admissions review committee(s). You may wish to contact the appropriate academic coordinator for a better idea of what makes a competitive application to your specific program. Contact information for coordinators is typically listed on the program’s website or you may contact us for help.
Best wishes to you and your application!