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Admissions Requirements

  • Completion of the SOPHAS Express Public Health application and submission of the application fee.

  • Official transcripts reflecting an earned bachelor’s degree, with a 3.0 or higher grade point average for the last 60 undergraduate or the last 18 graduate/post-baccalaureate credit hours completed.

  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the last three years are required of all applicants. Many factors are considered in evaluating an individual's application, but many successful applicants will have verbal, quantitative, and analytic writing GRE scores at or above the 40th percentile.

  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references (letters must be on professional/institutional letterhead and signed).

  • A resume reflecting one or more years of work/volunteer history related to health and/or human services.

  • A one page personal statement describing the applicant’s:

  • Interest in and potential for contributing to the field of public health

  • Career objectives
  • Self-assessment of computer, quantitative analysis, and personal skills and general preparation for succeeding in a public health graduate program


*All MPH concentrations are eligible for this dual degree program.

The MPAS/MPH dual program curriculum consists of 27 hours of Master of Public Health core courses, (including 6 hours of Service Learning and Capstone work), 12-13 hours of concentration courses, 63 hours of MPAS didactic courses and 57 hours of MPAS clinical education/clerkships.