Students from any undergraduate background are encouraged to apply to the Community Health Promotion MPH program, including recent graduates, mid-career professionals wanting to increase mobility in their current position, or those looking to change careers completely. The emphasis on practitioner-based learning is a great fit for returned Peace Corps volunteers and AmeriCorp volunteers.

SPH does not require the GRE for its master’s and doctoral degree programs. Learn more about our decision regarding the GRE.

Admissions Requirements

View admissions requirements.

Program-Specific Prerequisites

Note: These requirements are in addition to the general admissions requirements above.

College-level courses in the following areas:

  • Social and behavioral sciences (including areas such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, history, or geography)
  • College-level quantitative analysis (1 course): Evidence of college-level coursework in quantitative methods is a prerequisite for application.
    Preferred courses include:

    • Statistics or Biostatistics (Introductory course)
    • Research Methods: please provide evidence with your application to confirm that the course covers quantitative analytical methods, such as including a syllabus
    • Calculus or other advanced mathematical modeling
    • If you have not yet taken statistics or a relevant course, we strongly recommend that you do so, at the institution of your choice, as part of the application process
  • One year of paid or volunteer experience in a public health, social service, or community setting.

Application Deadline

Final Deadline: May 1
Scholarship Deadline: December 1

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