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Public Health – Executive (MPH)

Dornsife School of Public Health

Degrees OfferedAvailabilityLocation

Application Requirements

On-Campus Program


Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall (Sept.)Winter (Jan.)Spring (March)Summer (June)
All StudentsPriority Deadline: Mar. 15; Regular Deadline: Aug. 1N/AN/AN/A


All application materials must be sent to the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) for your application to be considered complete and eligible for admissions review.

  • Graduate Admission Application

    Applicants should apply using SOPHAS. Applicants will designate a choice of major, but will have the opportunity to change prior to entering the major during the spring term of the first year.

    For more information and to apply online, visit No supplemental application is required (SOPHAS GRE school code 7890).

  • Transcripts

    Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Official transcripts can be sent to:

    PO Box 9111
    Watertown, MA 02471

  • International Transcript Evaluation (international applicants only)

    World Education Service evaluation of all foreign transcripts (international applications only).

  • Standardized Test Scores

    GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT – This requirement may be waived for applicants who hold a master's degree or first professional degree from an accredited U.S. institution.

    Applicants to the Executive MPH program can be waived of the GRE requirement under one of the following circumstances:

    • Applicant possesses a master's or first professional degree (MD, DO, PhD, JD, etc.) from an accredited college or university.
    • Applicant obtained a grade of B or better in an undergraduate or graduate course in one of the following: pre-calculus, calculus, algebra, statistics, or an equivalent such as completion of the Dornsife School of Public Health's Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
    • Applicant has professional and educational experiences demonstrating quantitative skills and aptitude.

    Eligibility of the waiver under options 1 or 2 will be verified upon receipt of the applicant's official transcripts. Applicants interested in waiving the GRE requirement under option 3 should submit a brief statement of request along with their résumé/CV to for consideration. Applicants will be notified within two weeks if the GRE waiver has been granted.

    International applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL minimum scores: 90/577/233), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS minimum Overall Band Score: 6.5), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE minimum score: 61) unless they meet the criteria for a waiver.

  • Essay

    Discuss how you became interested in the public health profession, a current public health issue, and how the Executive MPH will allow you to achieve your career goals.

  • Résumé

    A résumé or CV is required, and should be uploaded as part of your admission application through the SOPHAS website.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Two letters of recommendation are required.

  • Work Experience

    Applicants to the Executive MPH program must have three years of professional work experience (in any setting) prior to enrolling.

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