What is required for all applications?
All applications must include a personal statement, at least three (3) letters of recommendation (only 2 for internal applicants), GRE score, TOEFL score (if applicable), and official transcripts from all colleges and universities the applicant has attended.
What about GRE scores?
We ask that your GRE score be competitive, but we look at the application as a whole; personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation (2 for internal applicants), official transcripts, GPA, GRE. The higher your GRE score the more competitive your application, but we do not make decisions based solely on the GRE score.
What about TOEFL scores?
All foreign students must take a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. If your degree (BS, BA, or higher) is from a U.S. institution you are not TOEFL liable unless you are an F1 student. F1 students remain TOEFL liable, but if they already have a degree from the U.S. they can ask for a waiver.
Are there prerequisites?
No specific coursework is required as a prerequisite. All applicants to doctoral (PhD) or Master of Public Health (MPH) programs must have earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or submit proof of an equivalent degree or training from an acceptable foreign institution of higher education.
Are Graduate Assistantships available?
A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are available for PhD students who are permanent residents or U.S. citizens. However, we do not offer graduate assistantships to master’s students, including those in the Master of Public Health Program.
I am applying for the one-year Master of Public Health Program. What experience must I have?
The Master of Public Health (MPH) one-year accelerated track is designed for students with previous public health or clinical experience (2+ years) or a previous graduate degree. The 2-year MPH degree track does not require previous public health experience or a graduate degree.