College of Health Sciences

Public Health Graduate Program

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Program Description

The Master of Public Health program is a 42-credit post-Baccalaureate program with four specialization options – Epidemiology, Healthcare Management, Nutrition and Population Health. The program accepts both full and part-time students and provides students with knowledge essential to the practice of public health on a global scale. Students develop a strong foundation in public health by studying biostatistics, environmental health issues, epidemiology, health policy and management and social and behavioral determinants of health, as well as study in specialization areas so that graduates gain the expertise necessary to address some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Graduates of the MPH program will:

  • Analyze public health literature and apply evidence-based practices to public health issues.
  • Identify, quantify and then promote reduction of the harmful impacts of current and emerging technologies on health.
  • Address current public health challenges through multidisciplinary approaches that apply the latest scientific knowledge, collaboration, and creative problem-solving skills.

Admission Requirements

  • An application completed online at www.uml.edu/grad/
  • Transcripts from a completed BA or BS degree in any field, or senior-year status, with an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Grades of C or better in required, prerequisite college-level courses. These include a minimum one semester of statistics and one semester of either biology or anatomy and physiology. Applicants who are missing prerequisites may be admitted with the provision that they meet with their advisor before or during their first semester and develop a plan of study to complete the prerequisites during the first year.
  • Three Letters of recommendation from individuals able to judge an applicant's readiness for graduate study.
  • A statement of purpose, typically a 1-2 page document providing information about the applicant's future plans, a description of how the MPH degree fits into these plans and evidence of an applicant's readiness for graduate study.
  • GRE score. The GRE requirement may be waived with a prior graduate degree or with successful completion of the 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Public Health Studies with a GPA of at least 3.5.
For International Applicants
  • TOEFL scores of at least 79 (Internet-based) are required.
  • Transcripts from colleges outside the United States must be certified by a credentialing agency such as WES (www.wes.org) or CED (www.cedevaluations.com). To receive prerequisite credit fo undergraduate courses in statistics, biology or anatomy and physiology, the document must be a course-by-course certification, not simply a general summary evaluation of a degree program.
All other materials required for a completed graduate application package as defined by the Graduate Admissions Office.