The EVMS-ODU MPH program evaluates applicants using a holistic review process. All components of an application are reviewed prior to making an admission decision. Consideration will be given for appropriate work experience in a health-related field. 

Effective August 29th, 2018, the Master of Public Health program is now participating in the Graduate Centralized Application Service (GradCAS)

Admission requirements for:

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Degree Seeking (Matriculate) Students

Applicants are required to select a track on the admissions application.

For U.S. Students

Requirements for admission include:

  • Completion of all undergraduate degree requirements prior to matriculating in the MPH program, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale
    • In the case where an applicant’s cumulative GPA is below the minimum 2.50, reviewers may consider a replacement GPA computed from the most recent 40 semester credit hours of U.S. or Canadian coursework.  
  • Two (2) letters of reference
  • Personal essay
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • Transcripts must be sent to GradCAS only.  GradCAS only accepts electronic transcripts from Credentials Solutions, Parchment, and National Student Clearinghouse. If your school does not offer either of these services, your transcript must be sent via mail.  Please use the information below to send your transcripts.
    GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
    P.O. Box 9217
    Watertown, MA 02471

For International Students

International students must abide by all U.S. Immigration laws throughout their enrollment in the EVMS-ODU MPH program. This includes, but is not limited to, qualifying and obtaining a proper visa prior to attendance. For further information, please contact EVMS Human Resources at 757.446.6043.

Requirements for admission include:

  • Completion of all undergraduate degree requirements prior to matriculating in the MPH program, with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Minimum scores: Paper 550, Computer 213, iBT 80 OR International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Minimum scores: Total 6.5, Subscores: 6
  • Two (2) letters of reference
  • Personal essay
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • In cases where a non-U.S. grading system has been used, World Education Services verification must be provided.
    • GradCAS will ONLY accept the evaluation report from the credentialing agency. Do not send your foreign transcript to GradCAS.

      • All other foreign transcript evaluations from the credentialing agency must be sent directly to GradCAS to the following address: 
      GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
      PO Box 9217
      Watertown, MA 02471
    • TOEFL School Code is B886

 


Graduate Certificate Seeking Students

For U.S. Students

Requirements for admission include:

  • Completion of all undergraduate degree requirements from an accredited college or university, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, prior to matriculating in the MPH program.
  • Official transcripts from each college/university attended, including an official transcript from the degree awarding institution that specifies the date upon which the degree was issued.
  • A personal statement detailing reasons for interest in the MPH Graduate Certificate program.

For International Students

Requirements for admission include:

  • Completion of all undergraduate degree requirements from an accredited college or university, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, prior to matriculating in the MPH program.
  • In cases where a non-U.S. grading system has been utilized on a transcript, students should have grades converted to the U.S. grading system by World Education Services.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Minimum scores: Paper 550, Computer 213, iBT 80 OR International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Minimum scores: Total 6.5, Subscores: 6
  • A personal statement detailing reasons for interest in the MPH Graduate Certificate program.
  • Official transcripts from each college/university attended, including an official transcript from the degree awarding institution that specifies the date upon which the degree was issued.
  • Sending International Transcripts to GradCAS

  • GradCAS will ONLY accept the evaluation report from the credentialing agency. Do not send your foreign transcript to GradCAS.

    • All other foreign transcript evaluations from the credentialing agency must be sent directly to GradCAS to the following address: 
    GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
    PO Box 9217
    Watertown, MA 02471
    TOEFL School Code is B886

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 regarding the visa process, please contact EVMS Human Resources at 757.446.6043.


Non-Degree Seeking (Non-Matriculate) Students

Applicants are required to select a track on the admissions application.

Requirements for admission include:

  • Completion of all undergraduate degree requirements from an accredited college or university.
  • Official transcripts from each college/university attended, including an official transcript from the degree awarding institution that specifies the date upon which the degree was issued.

Students who are not seeking the MPH degree may, on a space-available basis, take courses offered by the program. Non-degree seeking students can take courses during any term as long as their non-degree seeking application and subsequent registration is complete prior to the specified deadlines. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid and must pay tuition prior to the start of a given semester. If a non-degree seeking student seeks to enter and is accepted into the MPH program as a degree-seeking student, credit hours earned in the program will be applied, and total tuition for the degree adjusted appropriately.

Non-degree seeking students can only become degree-seeking students during the fall application cycle.


Transfer Credits

Requests to transfer graduate credits from another accredited U.S. or Canadian institution are considered on an individual basis after students are admitted to the EVMS-ODU MPH program. International credits are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  

A student may transfer up to 9 graduate credit hours, if all of the following conditions hold:

  • Graduate course credits were completed at an accredited U.S. or Canadian institution and are reflected on an official transcript
  • Transfers can feasibly occur within the six-year matriculation limit of this MPH program
  • Grade earned is a B or better
  • Credits for an MPH core course were completed at a CEPH-accredited school or program in public health.

All requests must be made no later than one full term prior to graduation from the program.

Students who wish to request that graduate credits be transferred into the MPH program must submit a copy of the syllabus for the course and a transfer approval request form to the appropriate track coordinator, who will consult with teaching faculty as appropriate. Requests are subject to the approval of the MPH program director. In exceptional cases, the director may approve a maximum of 12 graduate credit hours for transfer. Approved transfer grades are included on an MPH student’s transcript; however, transfer grades are not included in semester or cumulative GPA calculations.

Internal Transfer Credits

Non-matriculating and certificate students taking courses in the EVMS-ODU MPH program may transfer up to 25 internal transfer credit hours. A grade of ‘B’ or better is required for each transferred course.

Non-matriculating students who apply to matriculate into the MPH program may be granted admission for the spring or summer terms. The admission process for matriculating students applies.

Approved internal grades will be included on an MPH student’s transcript and will be included in cumulative GPA calculations.

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