Office of Pre-Professional Health Studies
 


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Are You Prepared for the Road Ahead?

Now that you have assessed your academic strengths and identified a career goal, you should take a moment to gauge whether you are prepared to undertake the course of study necessary to achieve your goal.  The profile below will help you determine whether your previous academic achievement is appropriate preparation for your career goal.  You might not have a perfect match to the criteria indicated.  That's okay, the criteria will help you identify potential areas where you will need additional help or preparation along the way.

A career in PUBLIC HEALTH requires an undergraduate degree which usually takes four years of study. Once you have completed your undergraduate degree, you can continue your studies at the Master's and PhD levels.  A successful career in Public Healthrequires a commitment to preparing yourself for a rigorous and demanding course of study and seeking out meaningful volunteer or research experiences in the field.

Use the information below to become familiar with the requirements and expectations for this career path.

Typically, students interested in pursuing studies that will lead to a career in Public Health share the following attributes:*

HIGH SCHOOL PROFILES of UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
considering admission to the Department of Public Health

Desirable SAT Score: >= 1000
HS Rank: Top 40%
HS GPA: 2.75
High School Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
High School Math: Algebra I-II, Geometry,
Trigonometry/ Pre-Calculus

*Please note that the respective programs try to balance several factors when considering students for admissions. Thus, individuals who do not meet all of the guidelines may be considered by a program.

A career in Public Health can begin with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. 

As an undergraduate, you will have to meet the following expectations:

Length of Program (years) 4
Degree Conferred

Bachelor of Science in

Public Health

Cumulative GPA >= 2.5
Prerequisite GPA >= 2.5
Minimum Required Pre-Professional Credit Hours 0
Application Receipt Period Required by February 1
Application Essay Required
Letters of Recommendation N/A
Official Transcript(s) Required
Interview Required
Writing Sample N/A
TOEFL Score >= 600
GRE N/A
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