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.
- The GRE is optional for all applicants, but it is highly recommended for any applicant with below a 3.0 GPA from their previous coursework.
- 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.
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All 7 MPH concentrations are included and the concentration course requirements must be met (either 12 or 15 credit hours). Electives for the MPH will be accepted from the Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) program.
Students register for Capstone in the MCRP program. Three credit hours transfer to the MPH from the MCRP to fulfill the requirement for CPH 529 Capstone Experience. The Capstone project must integrate public health with community and regional planning and must receive joint approval from both programs.
The total number of credit hour students enroll in and complete for the dual MPH-MCRP is 60-63 credit hours, depending on MPH concentration.