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Admissions Requirements

All applicants to the dual degree programs must apply and be accepted into each program separately.  Applicants are evaluated by each degree program in separate admissions processes.  The College of Public Health application requirements include the following:

  • 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)  or GMAT scores taken within the last five years.
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
  • 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

Curriculum

*Concentration in Public Health Administration & Policy

Core Requirements (43 Credit Hours)
CPH 500FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH3
CPH 501HEALTH BEHAVIOR3
CPH 502HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION3
CPH 503PUBLIC HEALTH ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY3
CPH 504EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HLTH3
CPH 505APPLIED RESEARCH IN PUBLIC HEALTH3
CPH 506BIOSTATISTICS3
BSAD 8060People:Cultivating Skills for Leadership (UNO Course)3

The College of Public Health normally requires 45 hours for the MPH degree. Students select an MPH area of concentration that best suits the student’s interest with the knowledge that some prerequisites courses may be required. The MPH requires 12 hours of concentration courses, 6 hours of elective courses, and 6 hours of service learning/capstone. The concentrations in the MPH program available for the MBA/MPH program are: Public Health Administration, Health Policy, & Social Marketing and Health Communication. The Service Learning (three credit hours) and Capstone Experience (three credit hours) will follow the guidelines of the UNMC MPH Program as described in the College of Public Health Service-Learning/Capstone Experience Handbook. The objectives, components, details of assignment, advisors, timelines, and evaluation of student performance are to be formulated later by the student and his or her Capstone Committee.