Admissions Requirements

Fee: $60 for the online application

Process: To apply, submit the SOPHAS centralized application for public health and Temple University’s supplemental application

Admissions Components

  1. Recommendations: Submit three letters of recommendation from college or university professors who can speak to your academic abilities. If you’ve been out of school for more than five years, submit letters from professional colleagues who can discuss your relevant academic skills including critical thinking, research and writing.
  2. Goals Statement: Write a well-considered 500-1,000 word statement of purpose that articulates your interests in public health and our program in particular. Craft your statement to specifically address the following items.
    • What are your interests in public health and why are you planning to pursue an MPH?
    • What are your future career goals and what have you done either academically or professionally to guide your interest in public health?
    • What MPH concentration are you applying to and why?
    • Are there any exceptional circumstances related to previous academic performance that you would like the admissions committee to know about?
  3. Official transcripts: Submit transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you’ve attended. A minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA is preferred. There are no prerequisites to apply to the MPH program at Temple, but strong grades in mathematics and/or statistics, social sciences and writing are preferred.

  4. A current résumé or CV is required.

Check on your application status and the receipt of your materials through the SOPHAS portal.

Standardized Test Scores

A GRE score is required for admission. Minimum scores are 500 on both the verbal and quantitative sections of the old test or 153 on the verbal section and 144 on the quantitative section of the new test. Scores from the DAT, GMAT, MCAT, OAT and PCAT may be considered in place of the GRE. Waivers may be granted on an individual basis.

Additional International Student Requirements

TOEFL score (if necessary): A minimum 79 iBT or 550 PBT is required. Learn more about applying to Temple as an international graduate student.

Application Deadlines

 Applications are now being accepted for the Spring, Summer and Fall 2018 semesters. Submit your application.