Requirements for Admission to the MPH Program & Application Process
Please note that the MPH Program has Fall admission only. We accept 12-15 new students per year for the Fall cohort. Admission to the program is on a competitive basis.
The minimum requirements for applications to be considered for the MPH program are:
- Completed baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution or recognized foreign institution
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale for prior academic work
- GRE or MCAT scores in accordance with UTEP graduate admissions requirements.
- International applicants: Must meet the minimum TOEFL score requirement set by the UTEP Graduate School.
- Prior health experience (e.g., in health care, research, community development, health promotion/education) and/or commitment to public health.
All application documents must be received by UTEP Graduate School by March 15th for full consideration of admission to the new Fall Cohort.
The following documents are required to complete the application for the MPH Program at UTEP. Prospective applicants can submit all of their documents on-line to the UTEP Graduate School by clicking on the Apply Now link on the website (http://graduate.utep.edu/) found under Quick Links. Applicants who encounter any technical questions about their documents or how to upload them, should contact UTEP Graduate School Admissions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at: (915) 747-5491.
The documents required to complete the online application are:
- Application form
- Current academic CV or professional resume
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- Official GRE General Test scores
- Three letters of recommendation from professional references such as current/former professors or employers (not co-workers, relatives, friends, or other UTEP students). At a minimum, one of these must be from an academic reference (former professor, dean, program director). Recommenders must be in a position to accurately assess applicant ability to succeed in a graduate program with high academic standards and applicant potential of the applicant to succeed as a future public health leader.
- A 500-word statement clearly describing prior health experience, reasons for pursuing the MPH, and future career plans.