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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) scores taken within the last three years
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references (letters must be on professional/institutional letterhead and signed).
  • 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
  • A resume reflecting one or more years of work/volunteer history related to health and/or human services.
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States.

Curriculum

*Concentration in Public Health Administration and Policy

Core Courses (39 Credit Hours)
SOWK 8220Clinical Social Work with Individuals (UNO course)3
SOWK 8230Clinical Social Work with Groups (UNO course)3
SOWK 8270Social Work Practice with Sexual Concerns (UNO course)3
SOWK 8290Social Work Practice in Health/ Mental Concerns (UNO course)3
SOWK 8686Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Alcohol/Drug Use and Addiction (UNO course)3
SOWK 8940Evaluation of Social Programs (UNO course)3
SOWK 8190Research and Computer Applications (UNO course) 13
CPH 500FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH3
CPH 501HEALTH BEHAVIOR3
CPH 502HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION3
CPH 503PUBLIC HEALTH ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY3
CPH 504EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HLTH3
CPH 506BIOSTATISTICS3
Concentration Courses (12 Credit Hours)
SOWK 8510Supervision & Personnel Administration (UNO course) 23
SOWK 8540Social Welfare Planning (UNO course) 33
CPH 580HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND BEHAVIOR3
CPH 565HEALTH CARE FINANCE3
Service Learning/Capstone Experience & Practicum Courses (6 Credit Hours)
SOWK 8400Advanced Practicum I (UNO course) 43
SOWK 8410Advanced Practicum II (UNO course) 53
Total Credit Hours57
1

meets CPH 505 MPH requirement

2

meets CPH 562 MPH Requirement

3

meets CPH 563 MPH Requirement

4

meets CPH 528 MPH requirement

5

meets CPH 529 MPH requirement