Students applying to this program are required to:
- Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. A GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4 point scale) is recommended, but not required for admission.
- Submit Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®) General Test scores if their GPA falls below 3.0. Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT), or Pharmacology College Admission Test (PCAT) scores may be substituted for GRE scores (Institution Code: 1165).
- Submit a 1-2 page personal statement that describes the applicant’s prior/current experiences related to the public health field and explains the applicant’s desire to earn a master’s degree in public health. The DePaul University Master of Public Health Program is a rigorous, professional graduate program. The personal statement should also address how applicants plan to integrate the necessary time commitments of this program with one’s existing professional and/or personal duties and responsibilities.
- Submit a current résumé or curriculum vitae.
- Have successfully completed one (1) semester of an introductory biology course OR two (2) trimesters or quarter classes of introductory biology courses.
- Have successfully completed an introductory level statistics course.
- Submit a TOEFL score if they are a foreign student for whom English is a second language. DePaul will consider applicants who receive a score 96 or higher on the new internet-Based Test (iBT) test—590 or higher on the traditional Paper-Based Test (PBT/ITP) or 243 on the Computer Based Test (CBT). TOEFL scores are good for only two years.
- Take additional steps to be considered for admission if they are international students (those who were educated outside of the U.S. and/or require an F1 visa).