Students with related experience, a basic understanding of physiological and/or psychological human development, and a quantitative background or interest are best suited for academic success in the Maternal & Child Health MPH program.

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: the requirements below are in addition to the general admissions requirements above.)

All Maternal & Child Health MPH Tracks:

  • A strong interest in, and understanding of, maternal, reproductive, child, and family health and public health content (expressed in the applicant’s letter of intent).
  • Work or volunteer experience in a clinical, community-based, public health or managed-care agency/program that focuses on vulnerable populations, women, children, adolescents, and/or families (preferred, not required).

Advanced Standing Track: Students must have either an advanced degree (e.g., MD, MS, MSW, MEd) or who have at least three years of professional experience related to maternal and child health or public health.

Application Deadline

Final Deadline for Fall Admission: May 1

Scholarship Deadline for Fall Admission: December 1

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