Master of Public Health (MPH)

How to apply

The application process requires time. Be sure to start this process early since several steps take time to complete, including the mandatory verification process. Please review our guide below to prevent any application delays and avoid missing a deadline.

For questions about the Master of Public Health (MPH) admissions process or application procedures, please contact Fiorella Suyon, Public Health Admissions Coordinator, at fsuyon@fiu.edu.

Admissions criteria

Meeting the following minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

Applicants to the MPH program must meet the following admission criteria:

  1. Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent* from an accredited college or university, or in the case of foreign students, an accredited institution recognized in its own country as preparing students for further study at the graduate level.
  2. Must have a minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. This GPA is calculated using the last 60 credits of undergraduate upper-division hours.

*Students interested in the Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) and Brain, Behavior & the Environment (BBE) concentrations must have a bachelor’s (or master’s) degree in biology, chemistry, physics, nursing, medicine, engineering, or other appropriate fields with at least one (1) undergraduate biology, and one (1) undergraduate chemistry course from an accredited college or university or, in the case of foreign students, an institution recognized in its own country as preparing students for further study at the graduate level.

Deadlines

Semester

Status

Deadline

Fall

International Applicants

February 15

Fall

Domestic applicants/all Online MPH applicants

June 1

Spring

International Applicants

July 1

Spring

Domestic Applicants/all Online MPH applicants

July 1 or October 1*

Domestic applicants

U.S. passport holders or permanent U.S. residents

If you are a United States citizen or resident, but you studied outside of the U.S, you are required to submit proof of English language proficiency.

To be considered for admission, all applicants must submit the following required application materials:

  • 1. SOPHAS application

    SOPHAS application

    Click here to review the SOPHAS Quick Start Guide

  • 2. Statement of purpose

    Statement of purpose – uploaded in SOPHAS

    This should address the following:

    • Why you have chosen this degree?
    • What interests you about the concentration (or format if you’re an Online MPH applicant) you’ve chosen?
    • How will our program help you achieve your academic and career goals?
  • 3. Letters of recommendation

    Three letters of recommendation – uploaded to SOPHAS

    If you are an applicant from the American University of Antigua (AUA) MD program, please make sure that one of your letters of recommendation is from the Vice President of Global Medical Education & Executive Dean of Clinical Sciences Dr. Peter Bell at AUA. The letter must be accompanied by the recommender’s evaluation form (evaluation form will automatically be sent to recommenders once you complete the application)

  • 4. Resume/CV

    Resume/CV – uploaded to SOPHAS

  • 5. FIU Graduate Admissions supplemental application

    FIU Graduate Admissions supplemental application – please click here to access.

  • 6. A course-by-course WES evaluation of your transcripts if you studied outside of the United States

    A course-by-course WES evaluation of your transcripts if you studied outside of the United States– sent directly to SOPHAS. Please click here for additional instructions.

    • Important: if you submit a WES evaluation, you are not required to submit official transcripts to the university.
    • If you are a previous or current FIU student, you must send your official transcript to SOPHAS. Please click here for transcript instructions.
  • 7. Proof of English language proficiency

    Proof of English language proficiency – if you earned your degree from any country on our list here, you are automatically waived from this requirement.

    We accept the following exams:

    • TOEFL (minimum scores are: 550 or higher paper-based, and 80 or higher internet-based) scores must be sent to FIU SOPHAS code 5688 and must be less than 2 years old.
    • IELTS (minimum score is 6.5 or higher) scores must be sent to FIU code 5206 and must be less than 2 years old.
    • Duolingo English Test – minimum score is 105 –this exam is being temporarily accepted by the university for entering graduate classes through Fall 2022.
    • Applicants who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited institution where the language of instruction is English.

    For updated information regarding English language proficiency requirements, please visit the FIU International Admissions page.

International applicants

Individuals who are in the U.S. on a visa or inquiring a visa

To be considered for admission, all applicants must submit the following required application materials:

  • 1. SOPHAS application

    A verified SOPHAS application

    Click here to review the SOPHAS Quick Start Guide

  • 2. Statement of purpose

    Statement of purpose – uploaded in SOPHAS

    This should address the following:

    • Why you have chosen this degree?
    • What interests you about the concentration (or format if you’re an Online MPH applicant) you’ve chosen?
    • How will our program help you achieve your academic and career goals?
  • 3. Letters of recommendation

    Three letters of recommendation – uploaded to SOPHAS

    If you are an applicant from the American University of Antigua (AUA) MD program, please make sure that one of your letters of recommendation is from the Vice President of Global Medical Education & Executive Dean of Clinical Sciences Dr. Peter Bell at AUA. The letter must be accompanied by the recommender’s evaluation form (evaluation form will automatically be sent to recommenders once you complete the application)

  • 4. Resume/CV

    Resume/CV – uploaded to SOPHAS

  • 5. A course-by-course WES evaluation of your transcripts if you studied outside of the United States

    A course-by-course WES evaluation of your transcripts if you studied outside of the United States – sent directly to SOPHAS. Please click here for additional instructions.

    • Important: if you submit a WES evaluation, you are not required to submit official transcripts to the university.
    • If you are a previous or current FIU student, you must send your official transcript to SOPHAS. Please click here for transcript instructions.
  • 6. Proof of English language proficiency

    Proof of English language proficiency  – if you earned your degree from any country on our list here, you are automatically waived from this requirement.

    We accept the following exams:

    • TOEFL (minimum scores are: 550 or higher paper-based, and 80 or higher internet-based) scores must be sent to FIU SOPHAS code 5688 and must be less than 2 years old.
    • IELTS (minimum score is 6.5 or higher) scores must be sent to FIU code 5206 and must be less than 2 years old.
    • Duolingo English Test – minimum score is 105 – this exam is being temporarily accepted by the university for entering graduate classes through Fall 2022.
    • Applicants who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited institution where the language of instruction is English.

    For updated information regarding English language proficiency requirements, please visit the FIU International Admissions page: https://internationaladmissions.fiu.edu/graduate/#

  • 7. FIU Graduate Admissions supplemental application

    FIU Graduate Admissions supplemental application – please click here to access.