Master of Public Health
Degree Seeking Students (Online and On Campus)
All applications are completed on-line. To begin the application process, please click here.
Applicants must provide the following:
- a completed application, along with a $50 nonrefundable application fee
- official transcripts of all coursework attempted by the applicant at all colleges and universities. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that arrangements are made for all transcripts to be sent. A final transcript of all the applicant's work up to the time of matriculation must be forwarded to the Office of Admissions prior to matriculation. Undergraduate coursework taken at a foreign institution must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalent. An official course by course evaluation is required. Please visit International Students and Scholars website for Credential Evaluation Services.
- official scores of one of the following standardized tests taken by the applicant: GRE, PCAT, OAT, AHPAT, MCAT, DAT, GMAT, or LSAT, (if the applicant does not hold a health-related graduate or professional degree). The scores must be no more than five years old. Applicants with a health-related graduate or professional degree may be required to submit official test scores upon evaluation of their application.
- two letters of recommendations, one of which must be from a health professional and one from an individual (other than a relative) such as an academic adviser, professor, coworker, or supervisor who is familiar with the applicant's character, scholastic aptitude, and work ethic.
- Any applicant who has graduated from a college or university in another country where English is not the primary language, regardless of United states residency status, must obtain a minimum score of 550 on the written, 213 on the computerized, or 79-80 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). An official set of scores must be sent directly from the educational testing Service to NSU's Enrollment and Processing Service.
Upon receipt of the completed application and required material, the Committee on Admissions will review the application and make recommendations to the program director. A personal interview with members of the admissions committee or other M.P.H. faculty members will be required. The applicant's file is, subsequently, reviewed by the committee on admissions, which submits a recommendation to the program director. The director submits his or her recommendation on admission to the dean. The final decision on admission is made by the dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Non-degree Seeking Students
A non-degree-seeking student is one who wishes to take a course in the public health program, but does not intend to pursue the master of public health degree at the time of application. The non-degree-seeking student must provide the following admission requirements in order to take classes in the M.P.H. Program:
- completed application form
- official transcripts
- non-refundable application fee of $50
- one letter of recommendation (academic)
Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 with at least 90 hours of coursework, 30 of which must be upper level courses. An official transcript showing the coursework is required.
Application for non-degree status by students holding a bachelor's degree or higher will be considered by the admissions committee, through a review of the required records and an interview. All non-degree-seeking applicants will be interviewed by faculty members.
Non-degree-seeking students are limited to a maximum of 12 semester hours of public health program courses. Enrollment in these courses does not guarantee acceptance into the Master of Public Health degree-seeking program. After taking classes in the program as a non-degree-seeking student, the student must submit a complete application to the program to become degree-seeking. The student must also meet all the requirements for admission.
The university reserves the right to modify any requirements on an individual basis as deemed necessary by the dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The college reserves the right to require the student's withdrawal at any time the college deems it necessary to safeguard its standards of scholarship, conduct, and compliance with the regulations, or for such other reason as deemed appropriate. The student, by his or her act of matriculation, concedes the college this right.