Admissions Selection Process
Admission to the Master of Public Health (MPH) program is part of a collaborative effort administered by the Mid-Atlantic Consortium of the Master of Public Health (MACMPH)
. The Consortium is a partnership between Salus University and Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
. Admission procedures and policies include appropriate consideration of an individual applicant’s public health experience and/or the applicant’s ability to apply educational preparation from such diverse fields as health care, sociology, law, economics, urban planning, informatics, etc.
It is expected that the successful candidate for the degree or certificate programs will possess:
- An undergraduate or equivalent degree, or a graduate degree from an accredited college or university.
- A documented record of academic achievement with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 minimum out of a 4.0 scale, or a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale.
- Demonstrated academic competency in mathematics/quantitative methods. A course in statistics or research methods with a minimum grade of C or higher is required. Related courses other than statistics or research methods may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- English language skills (both written and oral) essential to the successful completion of the coursework.
- While not a requirement, two years of relevant work, internship or volunteer experience are highly recommended.
- Submit an online application, along with application fee, to your chosen institution:
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges (undergraduate, graduate, professional) attended. Partial transcripts should be submitted if courses are still in progress. Official transcripts from each institution must be submitted directly to the MACMPH institution to which you are applying.
- Submit an Educational Resume/Curriculum Vitae – the document should list, in chronological order, an applicant's education and work experiences, publications, honors and achievements to date.
- Complete the Life Experience Essay (500 words) – describe those life experiences that have contributed to your perspectives on public health issues, values and needs, both domestically and internationally, as appropriate. This essay is submitted through the online application.
- Complete the Personal Statement (500 words) – indicate the area of interest you wish to study and your goals in pursuing the MPH degree or certificate options. Also, tell us why you expect this program will meet your personal and professional objectives, and how it will impact public health needs in the communities you expect to serve. This statement is submitted through the online application.
- Arrange for two letters of evaluation to be submitted on your behalf. When completing the online application, applicants must supply the name and email address of two people who are not related to the applicant and who will provide the MACMPH Admissions Committee with a reference. References will be contacted by the MACMPH and provided with an evaluation form. The references should be from persons familiar with the applicant's academic work, employment record, and/or personal characteristics.
- National testing is not a requirement for acceptance into the MPH programs. If you have taken a test such as a Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or national standardized tests such as the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or Optometry Admission Test (OAT), and would like to submit your scores, your test results may be sent directly to the institution to which you are applying. Test scores more than seven years old will not be considered.
- All materials submitted on behalf of an applicant become a part of that applicant’s file with the MACMPH and with the home institution chosen by the applicant, and cannot be returned.
For Non-Degree Student Status
Please complete the form found at the link below and submit. This form is appropriate for the applicant who may desire to take one or more of the courses offered in this program, but is not enrolling in the full MPH degree or Public Health certificate programs.
Application Form for Non-Degree Student Status