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Admissions Requirements

The M.P.H. program evaluates the overall quality of applicants, including academic achievement, personal motivation, knowledge about the public health profession, health care and life experiences, and recommendations.

Criteria for admission to the M.P.H. degree program are:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (preferred)
  • Proof of official test scores no more than five years old for one of the following standardized tests (if the applicant does not have a health-related graduate or professional degree or if the applicant has a health-related graduate or professional degree, but is requested to submit official test scores upon evaluation of application):
  • Public health - or health care-related experience (desirable, but not required)

Applicants enrolled in another area of study within Nova Southeastern University must

  • Be in good academic standing
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from the dean or program director of the other college or program
  • Meet the M.P.H. admission requirements.

All application materials must be received in a timely manner to enable the Office of Admissions and the admissions committee to process the application promptly.

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