Masters programs in Public Health which do not require GRE - Updated 2021
Yale UniversityRanked 3 in Best National University.
MS Main Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Only applicants to the MS in Chronic Disease Epidemiology may submit MCAT scores in lieu of the GRE.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language is required of all applicants whose native language is not English.
Brown UniversityRanked 16 in Best National University.
Personal statement should demonstrate understanding of—and commitment to—pursuing a career in clinical and translational research. Statement should explain the relevance of education and/or experience to pursue a career in clinical and translational research.
ScM in Global Public Health
Master of Public Health
Applicants may submit one application to the Vanderbilt MPH Program per admissions cycle.
Monitor their application in SOPHAS regularly to confirm their required documents have been received. In order to be reviewed for admission, their application must have a SOPHAS status of “received,” “complete,” or “verified” with all application requirements received by SOPHAS.
Neither SOPHAS nor the Vanderbilt MPH Program is responsible for notifying applicants of missing application requirements.
Priority Round: Applications submitted and complete with all required documents in SOPHAS on or before the Priority Round deadline will receive priority consideration for scholarships awarded by the Vanderbilt MPH Program.
Regular Round: All applications must be submitted and complete with all required documents in SOPHAS by the Regular Round deadline in order to be considered for admission.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to follow the instructions provided by SOPHAS and to ensure that all required documents are received by SOPHAS on or before the deadline
All application requirements received by SOPHAS
Applications submitted in SOPHAS on or before the Priority Round deadline, but missing any application requirements , will automatically be moved to the Regular Round. If all application requirements are received by SOPHAS on or before the Regular Round deadline, the application will be considered for admission in the Regular Round.
Application Advice: Take processing and delivery times into account and request their official transcripts as early as possible
The applicant is responsible for monitoring their application in SOPHAS and following up with prior institutions about missing or delayed transcripts.
Official transcripts must be sent directly to SOPHAS from all the students.S. and English-speaking Canadian institutions applicant have reported in the “Colleges Attended” section of their application. SOPHAS will not process their application until all official transcripts have been received.
GRE and MCAT score reports are valid for up to five years after the test date
TOEFL score reports are valid for up to two years after the test date
No formal waiver documentation is required.
Other test scores Applicants may choose to self-report or request official score reports for other standardized tests, but official score reports for the GRE or MCAT and TOEFL are required unless the applicant qualifies for a waiver. The Vanderbilt University does not accept IELTS test scores in lieu of TOEFL scores.
Application Advice: schedule test dates and request score reports with adequate time before deadlines
Official score reports require time to process, deliver, and match to an application in SOPHAS.
In general, GRE official score reports take 12 to 18 business days from the test date until they are posted to an application in SOPHAS. Official MCAT score reports take approximately 35 business days, and official TOEFL score reports take about 16 business days.
The statement of purpose is limited to 1,000 words.
Epidemiology track applicants should include in their statement of purpose any relevant experience. While prior professional experience is not required, relevant work, service, research, or internship experience is valued in the review process.
While prior global health experience is not required, relevant work, service, research, or internship experience is valued in the review process.
Health Policy track applicants should include in their statement of purpose any relevant experience in the areas of health care, health services research, economics, public policy, or government.
A minimum of THREE letters of recommendation is required for an application to be considered complete.
More information on Letters of Recommendation
Applicant may e-submit their application in SOPHAS before their letters of recommendation have been received. As their letters of recommendation are received by SOPHAS, they will be matched with their application. Log in to SOPHAS at any time to check if their letters of recommendation have been received.
The priority deadline to submit an application is December 2nd. This is the recommended deadline for applicants.
The secondary deadline to submit an application is March 2nd.
Applicant will not be penalized for submitting their application on December 1st. However, the university highly recommend applicant to submit it earlier than the deadline to avoid any technical difficulties and to allow applicant to correct any errors found by SOPHAS before the university first batch of applications are released for review.
Applicant are required to submit both the full SOPHAS application and the full Berkeley Graduate Admissions application prior to the December 2nd deadline in order for their application to be considered for review. The university require the SOPHAS application to be submitted by the deadline and paid in full in order for their application to be considered for review.
It is acceptable for supplemental materials to trickle into their application a few days after the deadline as long as applicant’ve met the application submission deadline.
As long as applicant originally submitted their application by the deadline, their application will still be eligible for review.
As long as applicant’ve submitted their application by the deadline, it’s OK if it’s in queue for verification and gets verified shortly after the deadline. Just be sure to regularly check their application to ensure all of their supplemental materials have arrived, and if not, follow up to make sure they arrive in a timely manner so it does not impact their verification period. It is their responsibility to ensure their application is complete and ready for review. See the Application Requirements page for a list of all the application requirements.
The university Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership has a variety of resources specifically for the purpose of helping students identify and apply for worthwhile Public Health internships.
To be considered for merit and/or need-based awards, students should indicate their interest in financial support on the SOPHAS application, and complete the FAFSA.
If applicant did not complete the USMLE, applicant will be required to submit the GRE.
However, if applicant have completed at least one year of full-time academic coursework with grades of B or higher in residence at a the students.S. university, applicant do not need to take the TOEFL. The TOEFL requirement is not based on country of citizenship but instead country of education.
The USMLE and other such exams are not approved substitute for the TOEFL.
The TOEFL requirement is not based on citizenship but instead based on country of education. If the official language of their country of education is not English, applicant will be required to take the TOEFL.
The amount of work experience required for admissions vary by area of concentration. With the exception of the Health Policy & Management program that requires at least 2 years of work experience, other programs vary in length and type of employment required.
Their Personal History Statement gives applicant an opportunity to add some individuality and depth to the information provided in their Statement of Purpose.
Emory UniversityRanked 21 in Best National University.
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
GRE scores taken within the last five years.
Tip: Enhance their application by including their career interests in the field, their research interests, and any supportive materials that demonstrate their passion and qualification for the university program.
In addition to these requirements, all departments require international students to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language scores.
TOEFL scores should be at least 560 on the paper-based test or a 100 or higher on the Internet-based test.
To be considered for merit-based support, applicant must turn in their application by the deadline: December 1.
After completing all required coursework, PhD students will take a comprehensive exam.
All PhD students are required to complete and defend a dissertation.
Tufts UniversityRanked 27 in Best National University.
PREP 230 Neuroanatomy, Neurochemistry & Pharmacology of Pain
PREP 232 Ethical & Sociocultural Aspects of Pain
PREP 234 Clinical Pain Problems
PREP 233 Palliative Care & End-of-Life Issues
PREP 241 Medical Acupuncture
NESA students may still apply after this deadline, but completing both programs in three years is not possible in that case.
Spring: December 15th – final deadline
Application Fee: $70
Three letters of recommendation are required.
One of the letters may be from their original NESA application; the other 2 must be new recommendations specifically for MS/PREP.
Graduate Record Examination scores are required of all applicants. MCAT, GMAT, and USMLE scores will be accepted in lieu of the GRE. Non-native English speakers are required to take the TOEFL.
Official GRE scores must be sent directly to Tufts.
Official GMAT scores are accepted in lieu of the GRE.
TOEFL is required for all non-native English speakers. Applicants must possess a minimum TOEFL score of 100 on the internet-based exam.
NESA applicants with a domestic MD, DO or RN degree are not required to submit Graduate Record Examination results. Other applicants may request a waiver of the GRE requirement only after submitting all of the required application credentials.
The processing and review of their application may take place in a timelier manner if scanned copies are appended.
Apply for a PhD in Biostatistics
The application for the Doctor of Philosophy program in Biostatistics is administered by the Horace H.
Three letters of recommendation
International students whose first language is not English must also submit TOEFL scores.
GRE scores are not required for applications to any of the university Michigan Biostatistics graduate programs for fall 2021 admissions owing to the difficulty in taking the exam during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please keep in the mind that the deadline for funding is December 1st.
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to present evidence of competency in English with their application or to have been granted a degree in an English speaking institution.
Their completed online application and supporting documents should be submitted early enough to arrive two to three weeks prior to the deadline
Please keep in mind race, ethnicity, gender, or national origin may not be used a criteria for requesting an application fee waiver.
Additional applications submitted by the applicant will require payment of the application fee.If applicant pay the application fee and are approved to receive a fee waiver at a later date, the fee cannot be refunded.
For an application to be considered complete, the following application materials must be submitted for Master of Public Health Program.
1. Completed SOPHAS application (the centralized application service for public health schools and programs).
2. Resume or CV
3. Personal statement
4. Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
5. Three letters of recommendation
6. Official GRE scores taken within the past 5 years. The GRE must be taken again if your GRE scores are older than 5 years.
7. TOEFL scores from all applicants whose native language is not English and who did not receive the equivalent of a US bachelor's degree at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction. Applicants holding or completing only a graduate or professional degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction are still required to submit a TOEFL score unless the graduate program was four or more years in duration.
SPECIAL NOTE ON GRE WAIVERS: Applicants who already hold an advanced graduate or professional degree are not required to submit a GRE score as part of their application unless they are applying to the Epidemiology concentration. Examples of degrees that meet this requirement are MA, MS, MSc, MEd, MD, MBBS, MSW, MPA, MPhil, BDS, DDS, PharmD, EdD, PhD. This list is not exhaustive. GRE is waived only for students holding these degrees; they are not waived in any other circumstances.
Boston UniversityRanked 42 in Best National University.
Online Executive Master of Public Health Degree SPH
No GRE or other standardized test scores required.
Master of Public Health College of Public Health and Health Professions University of Florida
MPH students are required to successfully complete 48 credit hours for graduation.
Test of English as a Foreign Language for international applicants 6. A professional statement that matches the philosophy and focus of the program 7.
Applicants with an M.D. or a Ph.D. in a health-related discipline from a regionally accredited University in the the students.S. do not have to take the GRE.
View detailed application procedures at Application Instructions.
Admission decisions are normally made within 4 weeks of receiving all application materials.
The MPH program requires the Graduate Record Examination Applicants with an M.D. or a Ph.D. in a health-related discipline from a regionally-accredited university in the the students.S. do not have to take the GRE. MCAT scores may be substituted for GRE scores.
GRE scores are not required for the Certificate in Public Health program.
Master of Public Health
All of their coursework will be completed online except for a required practicum, a 320-hour work experience in a real-world location consistent with their professional goals.
The GRE is no longer a requirement to be considered for admission. International students are still required to take the GRE however.
The online program can be completed in two years, not including the time required to complete the practicum and culminating project.
Using the online learning interface and system successfully requires applicant to have a computer with certain software and hardware.
Doctor of Public Health
A minimum of three years of relevant public health practice experience is required.
A minimum letter grade of “B” is required in all course work.
Assess an audience’s knowledge and learning needs
Deliver training or educational experiences that promote learning in academic, organizational or community settings
As a DrPH student, applicant will be required to complete a Residency.
A Memorandum of Understanding with their placement site is required for it to count toward their degree.
Field Placement Briefing – applicant are required to attend the Internship/Residency placement Briefing scheduled at the end of the semester before applicant start their placement.
International applicants: Only World Education Services evaluations of international coursework are accepted for inclusion in their SOPHAS application. Any WES-evaluated coursework cleared through SOPHAS will be reviewed once both application steps are fully completed.
Statement of purpose and degree objectives
At least three letters of recommendation
GRE scores are no longer required.
Official TOEFL or IELTS scores sent by testing agency to “University of Georgia”
World Education Services : applicant must provide any WES evaluations as part of their SOPHAS application.
Recipients of this degree have a comprehensive understanding of research methods and the application of these methods.
Three-Year Scholars Program, Public Health
Engage with the DC community-and their community abroad-through internships and service-learning activities.
Scholars spend their first year of study together in a living learning community housed within Letts Hall, living alongside students in other AU three-year scholar programs.
The live learning community provides a rich environment for academic enrichment and career development.
Students are supported in the living learning community by a program associate
Students are not required to take Graduate Record Examination
The experiential-learning component is incorporated throughout the curriculum. All 3-year public health scholars partake in service-learning as part of the Introduction to Public Health course during the Fall of their first year. All scholars participate in the Community Service-Learning Program
Students admitted to the 3-year public health scholars program can use their financial aid and merit awards to cover summer tuition and living expenses, provided applicant have met the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements and have submitted a Summer Aid Application.
In addition to the AU application, applicants must complete the Public Health Scholars Program application
University of IowaRanked 71 in Best National University.
University of Iowa College of Public Health
For MS and PhD applicants, the deadline is December 1 the year prior to the entry fall semester.
During the remainder of the second academic year, students will continue to take required and elective courses covering topics not on that core exam, and then they should be ready to graduate in May of that second year.
There is an early mechanism to apply after the “MS Core Examination” in the third semester of the program outlined in the “ Student Handbook”.
The University of Iowa does not require students to retake the GRE test for continuation on to the PhD program, since the university simply use the score that was submitted for the M.S. program.
Includes required coursework in mathematical statistics
Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee
GPA of 3.0 or higher and a successful background in quantitative coursework
Personal statement describing their reasons for pursuing graduate study, their career aspirations, their special interests within their field, and any unusual features of their background that might need explanation or be of interest to the graduate admissions committee
Graduate Record Examination scores are not routinely required, but may be requested based on evaluation of official transcripts
Public health minimum TOEFL score: 107 on the iBT
Applicant are required to report felony convictions while enrolled in the Master of Public Health program as it may affect their progression and ability to be placed in community agencies.
Drexel UniversityRanked 95 in Best National University.
Applicant may submit a SOPHAS application for any of the university face-to-face degree programs.
No GRE score are required for MS or MPH applications beginning Fall 2020.
GRE scores are typically required for all doctoral programs.
Applicants may submit the TOEFL or IELTS. TOEFL and IELTS exams are considered valid for two years from the date the exam was administered.
The Drexel University does not collect the fees for the application.
Applicants to the full-time MPH and MS programs are eligible for scholarships at the time of application as well as other scholarships once enrolled.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
For international applicants, a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language - minimum score of 80 internet-based, 230 computer-based, or 570 paper-based - or the International English Language Testing System Academic Course Type 2 exam - minimum overall band score of 6.5
Statement of Purpose and Objectives describing their academic and research interests, relevant work experiences, academic/professional goals and objectives
At least three letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources
TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for those whose native language is not English
Three years of post-baccalaureate work experience in the field of public health or another health-related field is highly recommended, but not required
For international applicants, a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language - minimum score of 80 or the International English Language Testing System - minimum overall band score of 7.0.
Personal statement describing their academic and research interests, relevant work experiences, academic/professional goals and objectives
Three years of post-baccalaureate work and/or research experience in the field of public health or another health-related field is highly recommended but not required.
Statement of Purpose describing their academic and research interests, relevant work experiences, academic/professional goals and objectives
Complete the supplemental questions found within the SOPHAS application.
Master Public Health
The GRE is not required for qualified applicants.
Ohio University’s online degree programs use a learning management system called Blackboard.
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Admissions Public Health Graduate Certificates
All admission application materials should be submitted at least one month in advance of the start of classes to allow time for processing.
GRE and references are not required for the Public Health certificate.
Pay the $75 nonrefundable application fee by credit card.
If applicant are an international student, applicant must also send a certified English translation of the official academic transcript with their application materials.
Graduate Certificate Program
A narrative letter describing objectives in pursuing the degree and plans for completion of the degree requirements.
Note for the Certificate only, GRE scores are not required, but strongly suggested.
If English is not their native language, an official record of the TOEFL score sent directly from ETS.
Note that financial aid documents may have much earlier deadline dates.
If, at a later date, either while completing the certificate or after completion, applicant apply to the MPH degree program at Kansas State University and are admitted, all the MPH core courses required for the graduate certificate may be applied to the MPH degree.