Master of Public Health

For questions about the Master of Public Health (MPH), please contact Deidre Okeke, Public Health Admissions Coordinator at

Applicants to the MPH 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. The GPA is calculated on the student’s last 60 credits of undergraduate upper division hours.
  • Must have GRE scores that are less than five years old (see below for applicable exceptions).

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

  • SOPHAS Application –
  • Statement of Purpose – which should address the following: Why you have chosen this degree and what interests you about the concentration you have chosen? How will our program help you achieve your academic and career goals? (Uploaded to SOPHAS)
  • Three letters of recommendation – uploaded to SOPHAS
  • Resume/CV – uploaded to SOPHAS
  • Official university/college transcripts from all institutions previously attended – for additional instructions, please click here.
  • Official GRE Scores – sent to FIU SOPHAS Code 7293 (must be less than five (5) years old).
    • Note—The following exceptions apply to the GRE requirement:
      • For the Environmental Health Sciences Department, the committee may exempt the applicant from submitting a GRE score if the applicant has submitted MCAT, DAT or GMAT scores, has earned a Ph.D. degree, or is a practicing physician, or pharmacist or individuals with equivalent background.
      • For the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Policy & Management, Health Promotion & Disease Prevention and Online Generalist Departments, the committee may exempt the applicant from submitting a GRE score if the applicant has submitted MCAT or DAT scores, has earned a Ph.D., or is a practicing physician, dentist, pharmacist, or an individual of an equivalent background.
  • FIU Graduate Admissions Supplemental Application – please click here to access.

International Applicants

In addition to the items listed above, all international applicants must submit the following:

  • A course-by-course WES evaluation of your transcripts – sent to SOPHAS. For additional instructions, please click here.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency — TOEFL or IELTS exam scores:

Application Deadlines

Domestic Applicants

  • Fall Semester: May 1st for application
  • Spring Semester: July 1st for application*

*Note: Given the SOPHAS cycle and calendar, spring admissions reopens briefly from early September through October 1.  If you are a domestic applicant and you missed the July 1st deadline, please contact Deidre Okeke at to discuss your options.

International Applicants

  • Fall Semester: February 15th for application
  • Spring Semester: July 1st for application