Skip to main content
Western Kentucky University

Master of Public Health

Master of Public health

Western Kentucky University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) is a professional degree program designed to meet the needs of a wide range of health professionals (e.g., public health educators, nurses, environmentalists, industrial health personnel, nutritionists, dental hygienists, physicians, and other professionals) who desire education in public health. The MPH degree is accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH). Three concentrations are offered: environmental health, public health education, and generalist.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Public Health:

The deadline for domestic student applications is April 1st for the fall term and September 1st for the spring term.

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or its equivalent.
  2. A minimum GAP score of 593
    [GAP = (GRE-V + GRE-Q) + (Undergraduate GPA x 100)]
    • Students who took the GRE between 2002 and August 2011 must submit a minimum GAP score of 2200 [GAP = (GRE-V+GRE-Q) x Undergraduate GPA].
    • Students who took the GRE prior to 2002 must submit a minimum GAP score of 3500 [GAP = (GRE-V + GRE-Q + GRE-A) x Undergraduate GPA].
  1. A recommended GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. All applicants are encouraged to take the GRE. However, full admission will be granted to applicants who fulfill one of the following conditions:

a)      GRE minimum of 145 for the verbal score, 148 for the quantitative score, and 3.5 for analytical writing score

OR

b)      Cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 on 4.0 scale from an accredited university in the United States.

OR

c)      Admission into a US medical school (Generalist concentration only)

  1. Submission of the following:

a)      A written statement of purpose

b)      Resume

c)      2 letters of academic or professional reference.

Admission Requirements for International Students:

The deadline for a first time international student is April 1st for the fall term and September 1st for the spring term.

The deadline for an international transfer student transferring from another institution inside of the United States is May 1st for the fall term and October 1st for the spring term.

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or its equivalent.
  1. A minimum GAP score of 593
    [GAP = (GRE-V + GRE-Q) + (Undergraduate GPA x 100)]
    • Students who took the GRE between 2002 and August 2011 must submit a minimum GAP score of 2200 [GAP = (GRE-V+GRE-Q) x Undergraduate GPA].
    • Students who took the GRE prior to 2002 must submit a minimum GAP score of 3500 [GAP = (GRE-V + GRE-Q + GRE-A) x Undergraduate GPA].
  1. If applicable, evidence of ability to communicate in English by meeting one of the following conditions:

a)      Minimum score of 500 on the written TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

b)      Minimum of 213 on the computerized TOEFL

c)      Minimum of 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)

  1. A recommended GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. All applicants are encouraged to take the GRE. However, full admission will be granted to applicants who fulfill one of the following conditions:

a)      GRE minimum of 145 for the verbal score, 148 for the quantitative score, and 3.5 for analytical writing score

OR

b)      Cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 on 4.0 scale from an accredited university in the United States.

OR

c)      Admission into a US medical school (Generalist concentration only)

  1. Submission of the following:

a)      A written statement of purpose

b)      Resume

c)      2 letters of academic or professional reference.

Admission Requirements  for  International Students Who Enroll through the Pre-Master’s Program:

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or its equivalent.
  2. A recommended GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. English language assessments waived provided that the candidate earns a “B” or higher in each of the graduate (500-level) courses taken in the Pre-Master’s program.
  4. GRE waived provided that the candidate earns a “B” or higher in each of the graduate (500-level) courses taken in the Pre-Master’s program
  5. Submission of the following:

a)      A written statement of purpose

b)      Resume

c)      2 letters of academic or professional reference

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 8/12/15