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Master of Public Health (MPH)

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Admission Requirements

Admission to the graduate programs is based on an evaluation of demonstrated academic ability and professional experience. Students may enter the program during the Fall semester. Students who choose the certificate program must complete the Graduate Non-Degree Seeking Application. Certificate in Public Health students are limited only to the core courses.

A candidate for admission must submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  • Completed application form
  • $50 application fee
  • Professional statement addressing your public health background, future goals, and interest in the field. Approximately 2 pages, double-spaced.
  • Professional resume detailing professional work experience, including relevant job titles, work experiences, responsibilities, and related activities
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional colleagues who can address the candidate's academic and interpersonal skills relevant to the program
  • Official GRE score taken within the last 5 years (waived with previous master's degree or higher earned and for those meeting prerequisites course requirements and 3.5 cumulative undergraduate GPA minimum or with a previous master’s degree or higher earned).
  • Official college or university transcripts from all institutions attended showing proof of baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0. Transcripts or test scores are considered official when sent directly from the school or testing service.

Upon completion of the application file with all required documentation according to application dates, the individual's application materials are submitted to the MPH Admissions Committee for review. A personal interview with public health faculty will be arranged by the School of Nursing & Health Sciences. Once accepted to the Public Health Program, applicants must submit a $250 tuition deposit within 30 days, which guarantees a place in the entering class. Westminster operates rolling admissions, so it is best to apply as soon as possible. To preserve the faculty to student ratio, space availability in each class is limited. Westminster University reserves the right to close the class earlier than dates specified if enrollment goals are met before those dates.