Admission Requirements For Graduate Programs
In addition to meeting Graduate School admission requirements, applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria to be fully admitted into the MPH program:
Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2 on 4.0 scale from a regionally-accredited US institution of higher education
or Current enrollment in regionally-accredited US medical school or doctoral program
or Graduation from a regionally-accredited US medical school, master's, or doctoral program
or Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on 4.0 scale from a regionally-accredited US institution of higher learning and three years of professional public health experience.
or GRE minimums of 145 verbal, 148 quantitative, and 3.0 analytical writing score
Applicants who do not meet one of these criteria may be admitted conditionally. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
All applicants must submit the following to the Graduate School application portal:
Written personal statement containing the following information:
Preferred course delivery format: Are you applying to the 100% online format OR the campus-based (perhaps with some online) format?
Why public health?
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Contact information for at least two professional references
All applicants for the residential MHA program are encouraged to take the GRE. However, full admission will be granted to applicants who fulfill one of the following conditions:
- A minimum score of 1000 (at least 450 on each of the two GRE Sections, Verbal and Quantitative), and
- Analytical Writing Score of 3.5 or better on the old GRE Scale
- A score of at least 141 on each of the two GRE Sections, Verbal and Quantitative, and
- Analytical Writing Score of 3.5 or better on the revised GRE Scale;
For U.S. Students:
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- A GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university
- Application and Graduate School Fees
For International Students:
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or its equivalent
- Have at least an undergraduate minor in health, or adequate education in health sciences
- A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited institution or its equivalent
- Satisfactory proficiency in oral and written English based on the Test of English
as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
- Minimum scores: 500 on the written TOEFL; 213 on computer-based TOEFL; and 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL
- Application and Graduate School Fees.
There is no Graduate Record Examination (GRE) requirement for applicants who meet Executive MHA admission criteria.
Alternative Admission Requirements for the eMHA Program:
- Applicants must have at least 5 years of work experience in the healthcare field
- Healthcare executives who meet this requirement, including physicians, nurses, and other practitioners as well as administrative professionals are encouraged to apply.
- Interviews shall be conducted on a case-by-case basis in the admission decision of healthcare professionals with less than five years of work experience to gather evidence of achievements and success in a healthcare position(s) held.
How to apply:
- Submit the following application materials to the eMHA Program:
Complete and (Electronically) Sign the Executive MHA Application and Prerequisite Course Worksheet. The application should be submitted electronically by clicking the "Submit Form" button located on the top right hand corner of the PDF file.
Current resume with details of positions held, and a personal statement.
Two reference letters from immediate supervisors in the two most recently held positions.
Send to email@example.com
- Submit the following application materials to the WKU Graduate School Office
If determined eligible for eMHA after a review of materials under Part 1, the applicant shall be required to:
- Apply to the WKU Graduate School
- Submit official copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Pay Graduate School Application Fee
Only applications that have fulfilled application requirements for both the EMHA Program and the Graduate School will be considered complete.
The MS in EOHS program evaluates the overall quality of applicants including academic achievements, personal motivation, knowledge about environmental and occupational health professions, health related and life experiences, and recommendations.
Admission Requirements for the MS in EOHS Program:
- Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or its equivalent.
- An undergraduate major/ minor in environmental/ occupational health science, including supporting courses in science and mathematics, or previous education in the sciences basic to health.
- Exceptions may be made for students with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines. However, additional courses may be required before full admission is granted to the MS program.
- A cumulative GPA from a U.S. accredited university of at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or a cumulative GPA of greater than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the Environmental Health and Safety graduate certificate program.
- If applicable, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam: International students must attain a minimum of 550 on the written TOEFL, a minimum of 213 on the computerized TOEFL, a minimum of 79 on the Internet TOEFL, or a minimum of 6.5 on the IELTS.
- All applicants are encouraged to take the GRE. However, full admission will be granted to applicants who fulfill one of the following conditions: GRE minimum of 139 for the verbal score, 139 for the quantitative score; cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 on 4.0 scale from an accredited university in the United States.
All application materials must be submitted to the WKU office of graduate studies in a timely manner to enable graduate studies and admissions committee to process your application promptly.