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Ph.D. in Public Health

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 to avoid missing a deadline.

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

 

Admissions Criteria

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:

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.

3. Must have GRE scores that are less than five years old. There are no exemptions to this University requirement.

Domestic Applicants

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

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

1. SOPHAS applicationhttp://sophas.org/   
         > Click here to review the SOPHAS Quick Start Guide

2. Statement of purpose – uploaded in SOPHAS
    This should address the following:
          a. Why you have chosen this degree?
          b. What interests you about the concentration you’ve chosen?
          c. How will our program help you achieve your academic and career goals?
          d. What specific line of inquiry or areas of research would you like to pursue as a doctoral candidate/future scholar?
          e. What faculty member do you see your research interest aligning with and why (the why part is optional).

3. Three letters of recommendation – uploaded to SOPHAS

4. Resume/CV – uploaded to SOPHAS

5. Writing sample – uploaded to SOPHAS
           1. This can be a master’s thesis or published manuscript.
           2. Note: If you are unable to provide these types of writing samples, be sure to contact Ms. Deidre Okeke or the Graduate Program                          Director from your department of interest.

6. GRE scores – sent directly to FIU SOPHAS code 7293 (must be less than 5 years old)

7. Official university/college transcripts from all institutions previously attended – sent directly to SOPHAS. Click here for additional instructions.
         > If you are a previous or current FIU student, you must still send your official transcript to SOPHAS.

8. FIU Graduate Admissions supplemental application – please click here to access.
         1. Be sure to delete the cache/cookies on your browser if you encounter any issues.
         2. The direct link to this supplemental application can be found here:                   https://pslinks.fiu.edu/psc/cslinks/EMPLOYEE/CAMP/c/FIU_ADMISSIONS_MENU.FIU_ADI051_PAY_SUP.GBL?prog=4859

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 applicationhttp://sophas.org/   
         > Click here to review the SOPHAS Quick Start Guide

2. Statement of purpose – uploaded in SOPHAS
    This should address the following:
          a. Why you have chosen this degree?
          b. What interests you about the concentration you’ve chosen?
          c. How will our program help you achieve your academic and career goals?
          d. What specific line of inquiry or areas of research would you like to pursue as a doctoral candidate/future scholar?
          e. What faculty member do you see your research interest aligning with and why (the why part is optional).

3. Three letters of recommendation – uploaded to SOPHAS

4. Resume/CV – uploaded to SOPHAS

5. Writing sample – uploaded to SOPHAS
           1. This can be a master’s thesis or published manuscript.
           2. Note: If you are unable to provide these types of writing samples, be sure to contact Ms. Deidre Okeke or the Graduate Program                          Director from your department of interest.

6. GRE scores – sent directly to FIU SOPHAS code 7293 (must be less than 5 years old)

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

8. 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:
            a. TOEFL: must score 550 or higher on the paper-based exam/ 80 or higher on the internet-based exam.
                   > Scores must be sent to FIU SOPHAS code 5688 and must be less than 2 years old.
                   > Click here to learn more about TOEFL exam.
            b. IELTS: must score 6.5 or higher
                   > Scores must be sent to FIU code 5206 and must be less than 2 years old.

9. FIU Graduate Admissions supplemental application – please click here to access.
         1. Be sure to delete the cache/cookies on your browser if you encounter any issues.
         2. The direct link to this supplemental application can be found here:                   https://pslinks.fiu.edu/psc/cslinks/EMPLOYEE/CAMP/c/FIU_ADMISSIONS_MENU.FIU_ADI051_PAY_SUP.GBL?prog=4859

Deadlines

 

 

* Not all Ph.D. in Public Health concentrations admit for Spring terms. You may contact Ms. Deidre Okeke for further information on your program of interest if you are not already in communication with your respective program’s department.