Ph.D. in Public Health
Due to the highly competitive nature of our doctoral program, meeting the following minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.
- Applicants to the Ph.D. in Public Health program must meet the following admission criteria:
- 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.
- 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.
- Must have GRE** scores that are less than five years old.
**All public health doctoral programs require GRE scores except for the Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Toxicology, or Brain, Behavior and the Environment concentrations.
*Students interested in the Biostatistics & Data Analytics concentration are required to have coursework completed in Calculus and Linear or matrix algebra. This concentration also prefers applicants with a master’s degree in applied math, statistics, biostatistics, data science, or computer science. Additional backgrounds or experience in computing language, upper-division statistics, and upper-division mathematical logic are preferred.