Ph.D. in Public Health

For questions about the Ph.D. in Public Health, please contact Deidre Okeke, Public Health Admissions Coordinator at dokeke@fiu.edu.

Applicants to the Ph.D. in Public Health must meet the following admission criteria:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university/college, 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.

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

  • SOPHAS Application –  http://sophas.org/
  • Statement of Purpose – which should address why you have chosen this degree and what interests you about the concentration you have chosen; how our program will help you achieve your academic and career goals; what specific line of inquiry or areas of research you would like to pursue as a doctoral candidate/future scholar; what faculty member you see your research interests aligning with and why (the why part is optional) (uploaded to SOPHAS)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation – uploaded to SOPHAS
  • Resume/CV – uploaded to SOPHAS
  • Writing sample – i.e. master’s thesis, published manuscript or other (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 years old).
  • 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:
    • Official TOEFL minimum scores: 550 paper-based, 80 internet-based, send to FIU SOPHAS code 5688 (scores must be less than two (2) years old). Information about the TOEFL exam can be found here.
    • Official IELTS minimum score of 6.5, send to FIU code 5206 (scores must be less than two (2) years old).
    • To view TOEFL exempt countries, please review the section titled “English Language Proficiency” at https://internationaladmissions.fiu.edu/graduate/

 Application Deadlines

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