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Public Health Degree - Admissions

Prerequisites for Admission

See the Graduate School website for a complete list of admission requirements.

  1. A bachelor's degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  2. The applicant must provide transcripts from all institutions attended.
  3. Official GRE Scores required for international applicants. The GRE is not required for domestic applicants.
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation, which must be from former faculty or administrators who are familiar with the scholastic abilities of the applicant. In the case of an applicant who is coming to us from a practice setting, one of the letters may be from an employer.
  5. Submit a written essay through the online application. The essay should describe past experience as it relates to the applicant's interest in public health, career goals, purpose for applying to the program, and how the program will serve future goals.
  6. Proof of health insurance.  If the applicant does not have health insurance, please click here for information regarding available insurance plans. 
  7. A personal interview may be requested.

Please note: Medical students interested in the MD/MPH dual degree program must submit an application to both programs. The TMDSAS application will not be accepted by the GSBS. Note that the deadline for applications may differ for each program. Please be aware of this and meet all deadlines for each program

Requirements for Admission

Requirements are flexible and there are no minimum GPA or test score requirements. All applications are reviewed in a holistic manner, with no single factor determining a student's admission. Statistically: 

  • Average GPA of students offered admission is 3.4
  • Average MCAT of students offered admission is 502.
  • Average GRE of students offered admission is over 310.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship information and applications for the Master of Public Health Program may be viewed on the scholarships page.

Application Deadlines

Semester Application Deadline Campus
Fall June 1 - International Applicants Lubbock/Abilene/Online
July 1 - Domestic Applicants Lubbock/Abilene/Online
Spring October 15 Lubbock/Abilene/Online
Summer March 1 Lubbock/Abilene/Online

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