Group Size
2 Year Program
Skill Level

Program Description

The goals of the MPH program would be to:
1. Promote an environment of public health advocacy
2. Provide experiential learning and interpersonal skills to become leaders in the public health profession.
3. Expose students to ethical problems and how to respond within a context of public health.
4. Provide students to opportunities to interpret health-related data through examining
statistical estimations; in order, to make sound leadership decisions.

Prospective careers/jobs

Health Education: Hospitals, non-profit organizations, state and local government
Epidemiologists: Scientific research facilities, colleges and universities, pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing 
Social Workers: Hospitals and clinics, nursing homes, community mental health clinics
Statisticians: Federal government, scientific research facilities, colleges and universities

Admissions Criteria and Application Requirements
- Applicant must have received an earned Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of
2.7 in any field from a regionally accredited college or university
- Online application to the admissions office
- Official academic transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Three letters of reference that focus on the candidate’s ability to successfully complete
graduate studies. The letters must focus on the student’s academic record, work record
and personal character. One letter from a former instructor is preferred.
- Resume
- Personal statement (500 words) of purpose to include their career goals.
- Students whose first language is not English, must pass the (Test of English as a Foreign
Language) TOEFL with a score of 550 or better and submit to the Admission Office.

For more information email the Graduate Admissions Office at

Program Faculty

Dr. Shyamal Premaratne
Master of Science in Biology
Program Overview