Apply to this program through a central application. Review the sections below before you begin.
The Master of Public Health (MPH) program seeks to admit students who:
- Demonstrate the potential to be successful in graduate school
- Are committed to the public health profession
- Show evidence of their commitments through their interest, backgrounds, and experiences
Consideration for admission to the Master of Public Health Program requires the following:
- Completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.00*;
- Submission of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test scores. No minimum scores are required; however, students who are successful in the program generally have scores in the 40th percentile or higher. The following exemptions may be made for GRE scores:
- Students who have earned a graduate degree from an accredited U.S. Institution and students currently enrolled in a Missouri State University graduate degree program are not required to submit GRE scores
- Official scores from the GMAT, MCAT or LSAT from within the last 5 years may be submitted in lieu of the GRE.
- Submission of the Graduate Application and related fee;
- A 300-400 word personal statement of professional goals;
- Three letters of recommendation from employers or professors (current or recent) who can speak to the abilities of the student to succeed in graduate education;
- Voluntary or salaried work experience in one or more health or social service settings is highly desirable but not required; and
- International applicants for whom English is not the native language are required to submit official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). See the required scores as noted on the Graduate College webpage. The IELTS will also be accepted.
All application materials must be received by the following deadlines:
- Fall admission - April 1
- Spring admission - October 1
Applicants are encouraged to begin the process at least 4 weeks (6 weeks for international applicants) prior to the deadline to ensure all supporting materials are received on time.