Applying to the Graduate Program in Public Health

Non-Matriculate (non-degree seeking) Students

Students who are not seeking the Master of Public Health degree may, on a space-available basis, take up to three courses (9 credit hours) offered by the Program. Non-degree seeking students can take courses during any semester in the MPH Program as long as their non-degree seeking application and subsequent registration is completed prior to the specified deadlines. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid and must pay tuition prior to the start of the semester. If a non-degree student seeks to enter and is accepted into the MPH program as a degree-seeking student, the credit hours will be applied to the MPH degree and the total tuition for the degree is adjusted to reflect the amount the student has already paid as a non-matriculating student. Non-degree seeking students can only become degree-seeking students during the Fall application cycle.

To apply as a non-matriculate student, complete the application by clicking the Submit an Application link in the right hand column of this page.

Matriculate (degree seeking) Students

For U.S. Students

Requirements for admission include:

  • Completion of all undergraduate degree requirements.
  • Receipt of a bachelor’s degree prior to matriculating as an EVMS student.  If the bachelor’s degree was issued by a U.S. college or university, as a general rule it should be from a regionally accredited institution.  However, the program may grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
  • Official transcripts from the awarding institution must specify the date upon which the degree was issued.
  • Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) to be competetive.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) should have been taken within the last 5 years with a combined score of 300 or greater on the verbal and quantitative sections and at least a 3.5 on the analytic section
  • The GMAT or MCAT may be substituted for the GRE.

Persons licensed to practice medicine in the U.S. or Canada may request a waiver of the GRE requirement. Additional consideration will be given for appropriate work experience in a health-related field.

For International Students

Requirements for admission include:

  • A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or a demonstration of an equivalent degree. Students should have grades converted to the U.S. grading system by a recognized organization should a non-U.S. grading system have been utilized at the institutions attended;
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) should have been taken within the last 5 years with a combined score of 300 or greater on the verbal and quantitative sections and at least a 3.5 on the analytic section.
  • TOEFL score of 108 or greater for internet based tests and 610 or greater for paper based test, for applicants whose native language is not English;
  • International students must abide by all U.S. Immigration laws throughout their enrollment at EVMS. This includes, but is not limited to, qualifying and obtaining a proper visa prior to attendance. For further information, please contact the EVMS Office of Human Resources at (757) 446-6043.

Transfer Credits

Up to 9 credit hours of previously earned graduate credits are eligible for transfer into the student’s current degree program if the following criteria are met:

  • The MPH Program must have an official transcript showing the courses on file.
  • Course content, preferably in the form of the course syllabus, must be provided to determine comparability.
  • The courses must be on a graduate level and the course grade must be a “B” or higher. Pass/fail courses are not eligible for transfer for core and required classes. Pass/fail courses are eligible for transfer for elective courses.
  • The courses must have been taken in the last five years.
  • Only courses from accredited schools or programs in public health will be accepted for replacement of MPH Program Core courses.
  • Transfer credits for MPH Program required non-core courses will be accepted for substantially similar courses from accredited graduate schools. Transfer credit for required courses is at the discretion of the MPH Program Director.
  • Elective courses in the MPH Program may be filled with transfer credits from accredited graduate schools or programs at the discretion of the MPH Program Director.