1. Who is eligible to apply?
Admission requirements include the following (see Admission requirements for more details): Bachelor degree or higher with any major from an accredited university. GRE score of 300 (quantitative + verbal) or higher (ets.org/gre) Minimum GRE writing score of 4.0 preferred. Cumulative GPA for previous degree must be at least 3.0.
More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/publichealth/doc.php/338723.pdf
2. I am an international student. Are there special requirements?
Yes, foreign national and permanent residents are required to take at least one of two exams: TOEFL or IELTS.
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3. How do I apply to the program?
Program entry beings in the fall semester. We only accept program application via the SOPHAS application system at http://www.sophas.org. You will be required to submit a personal statement, reference letters, official transcripts, and official GRE scores. The application process is a two-step process: SOPHAS and Baylor. After your SOPHAS application is completed and verified, and you meet the minimum admission requirements, you will be contacted by the Baylor Graduate Office to complete the Baylor portion of the application process. The application system opens mid-August with a December 15th deadline. See Admission Requirements for more details.
4. How much does it cost to apply?
The SOPHAS application process starts at $140 and increases depending on how many universities you select. The Baylor application is $50.
5. Is financial aid or assistantships available?
Yes, Baylor’s financial aid information can be found at https://www.baylor.edu/graduate/index.php?id=958443 The Department of Public Health offers full and partial assistantships which may cover 50-100% of your tuition cost. See Assistantship for further details and how to apply.
More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/graduate/index.php?id=958443
6. Can I attend part-time?
No, the on-campus program is designed as a full-time residential program. If you are interested in our fully online MPH program with part-time and full-time options, please contact Dr. Jasmine Opusunju at Jasmine_Opusunju@baylor.edu. You can also find information about the online program by visiting https://onlinegrad.baylor.edu/mph/
More Information: https://onlinegrad.baylor.edu/mph/
7. Do your graduates find jobs within the public health field?
Yes, many of our MPH graduates work for public or private public health organizations after graduating from our program. Others choose to continue their education by enrolling in a specific doctoral program.
8. Are there research opportunities for graduate students?
Yes, our public health faculty are highly engaged in research and often invite the MPH students to work with them on various projects. Please view the public health faculty webpages (https://www.baylor.edu/publichealth/index.php?id=950593) to learn more about our faculty.
More Information: https://www.baylor.edu/publichealth/index.php?id=950593
9. Are there opportunities to engage in global research or global health experiences?
Yes, many of our public health faculty work in international settings such as Brazil, Rwanda, Zambia, Dominican Republic, Ghana, and Guatemala. We offer several study abroad or international practicums as part of our program.
10. What classes would I be expected to complete as part of this program?
We offer three concentrations in our MPH program: community health, epidemiology, and environmental health science. The MPH degree is a 42 credit-hour degree and the program is accredited through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). All students, regardless of the concentration, will complete MPH foundational courses. The other courses will be concentration specific. See the degree plans for each. Community health Epidemiology Environmental Health Science
11. How much does the MPH program at Baylor cost?
The cost varies by year. For information about tuition rates and other fees at Baylor, go to the following website https://www.baylor.edu/sfs/index.php?id=956519 and click on “Graduate Cost of Attendance.”
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