Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Applications can be considered after the deadline, but those that arrive too close to the semester start to be evaluated will be rolled over to the following semester. Note: Applicants submitting international transcripts or other materials are encouraged to apply at least one month earlier than required deadlines in order to have their materials reviewed in a timely manner.
Applications can be filled out here. Online application fee $60.
Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 3
From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from college/university faculty members familiar with academic competence. If the applicant has been out of school for a long time, please make sure letters are from professional colleagues and that they address academic abilities, such as writing and research. Dual degree students should have two letters that speak to their interest in and aptitude for public health.
Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:
A baccalaureate degree is required.
Statement of Goals:
The Statement of Goals should be approximately 500-1,000 words and describe your interests in public health and Temple´s program; research goals and future career goals speaking to your interest in social and behavioral health; and academic and research achievements. All relevant public health experience is important to highlight. You also may include a statement regarding exceptional circumstances related to previous academic performance.
Standardized Test Scores:
The GRE is required. While the program takes a portfolio approach to admissions, scoring 150 or higher on both the verbal and quantitative sections of the test is desired. (NOTE:This scoring went into effect if you took the GRE on or after August 1, 2011). If you took the GRE prior to August 1, 2011, scoring 500 or higher on both the verbal and quantitative sections of the test or a minimum total score of 1,000 is desired.
Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based.
A resume is required.
Graduate credits from an M.P.H. program accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) may be transferred into the M.P.H. The credits must be equivalent to coursework offered at Temple, and the grade must be a "B" or better in order to transfer. The M.P.H. advisor will approve transferring credits based on a review of course materials provided by the student. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is between 6 and 9 semester hours.
Graduates with terminal degrees from U.S. medical schools, foreign trained physicians who have obtained licensure to practice in the United States, and those with Ph.D.s may not need to submit GRE scores.