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Master of Public Health Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Master of Public Health must have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from post-secondary education
  • 3.0 GPA or higher or completion of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for applicants with GPA below 3.0
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • College-level statistics course with a B or better within the last five years 
  • Resume or CV
  • 2-3 page personal statement describing interest in the field of public health and health disparities

Preferred qualifications for applicants for the Master of Public Health:

  • One to two years of experience in public health or health-related field 
  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience, or commitment to working with communities with health disparities

Conditional Admission

With departmental permission, a student who does not meet one or more admission requirements may be allowed to take up to 6 credit hours of core coursework in the MPH program. If the student earns a grade of at least a B in each course, full admission to the program will be granted.

Applying for admission

To apply, you must submit the following:

        • UIndy online application
        • $50 application fee
        • Official transcripts from each undergraduate institution attended (sent directly from each institution's registrar's office)
        • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score, taken within the last five years
        • Two letters of recommendation, with at least one academic reference and one professional reference
        • A three-page, double-spaced personal statement describing your commitment to the field of public health and to decreasing health disparities
        • Resume

Unless otherwise noted, send all information to:
College of Health Sciences
Admissions Office, Health Pavilion
1400 E. Hanna Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Application Deadline: July 1

Additional requirements for international students

International students whose undergraduate coursework was not completed at an English-speaking institution must submit an official report of their TOEFL or IELTS scores. A minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL or 7 on the IELTS is required. TOEFL scores should be sent to institution code R1321, program code 50.

If your undergraduate degree is from a non-U.S. institution, we require a degree evaluation as an assurance that you have completed the U.S. equivalent of a bachelor's degree. Photocopies are not acceptable for this portion of your application material. The following is a list of acceptable agencies that offer this service:

World Education Services, Inc. (preferred)

P. O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087

International Consultants of Delaware, Inc.
P.O. Box 8629
Philadelphia, PA 19101-8629
215-222-8454 ext. 510
Education Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P. O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470