Admissions Requirements

The Health Sciences: Public Health M.S. Program is open to eligible in-state and many out-of-state applicants. The program is closed to students residing in countries other than Canada and the United States (including U.S. Territories). The exceptions are U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree, including the following undergraduate courses:
    • Two semesters of college-level anatomy and physiology; and
    • One semester of college-level algebra, trigonometry, calculus, or statistics
  • Have earned one of the following:
    • a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 in all undergraduate coursework
    • a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
    • a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in the applicant's major field of study
    • a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level
  • Meet one of the following professional requirements:
    • Baccalaureate degree in allied health professions; or
    • Two years of professional work experience within the field of health care, public health, or health education/promotion, as approved by the Department of Applied Health Sciences
  • Submit a letter of interest describing academic and/or employment experience as well as reasons for pursuing the master's degree.
  • Submit a current resume (1-2 pages).
  • Provide the name, email address, and telephone number of at least two references.

Applicants failing to meet the requirements may be granted conditional admission.