MPH Admissions

Delivery Methods

  • Residential (in-person)
  • Online

Tracks

  • Standalone (2-year program)
  • 4+1 (combined program (BS/BA + MPH) for undergraduate students at Purdue University)
  • Dual Degree (dual program (PhD/MS/MA + MPH) for graduate students at Purdue University)

Concentrations

  • Family & Community Health (available for Residential and Online)
  • Biostatistics (available for Residential)
  • Epidemiology (forthcoming for Residential)

MPH Application Resource Guide

How to Apply

Standalone track:

This track is for applicants who are applying for a traditional master’s program post-baccalaureate. It includes residential and online delivery methods. A fully online MPH option can be completed remotely from anywhere in the world.

  • Residential applicants will need to submit:
    1. A full application through SOPHAS
    2. A supplemental application with the Purdue Graduate School
  • Online applicants need to contact an online admissions counselor to learn more and begin the application process. Applicants for the online degree do NOT complete an application through SOPHAS.
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    1. Cumulative GPA of 3.0
    2. Graduate of an accredited 4-year institution 

Combined (4+1) Track:

This track is for current undergraduate students entering their senior year.  Combined (4+1) applicants apply in the spring term of their junior year to begin MPH classes in the fall term of their senior year. Students are then able to complete the MPH program in one additional year post-baccalaureate.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    1. Cumulative GPA of 3.5
    2. 90 completed bachelor’s credits at the start of the MPH program (senior status)
    3. On track to graduate with bachelor’s degree within one year of start of MPH program
    4. A current undergraduate in the College of Health and Human Sciences or other participating departments (Food Science, Biology, Communications, and Statistics). If you are an undergraduate in another department and interested in the 4+1, please contact publichealth@purdue.edu.

Dual-Degree Track:

This track is for current or incoming Purdue University graduate (PhD/MS/MA) students. These students will earn both graduate degrees simultaneously. Applicants should contact publichealth@purdue.edu to arrange a meeting with an advisor to discuss their academic plan.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    1. Cumulative GPA of 3.0
    2. Current or incoming graduate student in another degree program (PhD/MS/MA)
    3. Ability to manage two graduate degree programs simultaneously

Residential Program Application Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Applications must be submitted online and include:

  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two from academic sources preferred for recent graduates)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Diversity Essay
  • Official grade transcripts from previous educational institution(s)
  • WES evaluations for all international transcripts is highly recommended
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • *TOEFL scores (international students only) should be greater than 80 total, with a minimum score of 18 in writing, 18 in speaking, 14 in listening, and 19 in reading. Please follow the Purdue Graduate School’s policy for English proficiency requirements.

Please review and download the MPH Application Resource Guide for details on these requirements. 

Residential Program Application Deadlines

Spring Admissions (October 1)

  • Spring admissions is currently open to dual-degree and standalone applicants.
  • Applications, with all materials, should be submitted no later than October 1 for all domestic and international applicants
  • Decisions will be released by the end of October
  • It is important applicants follow the procedures above to ensure timely review of their application. The residential standalone track requires a full application through SOPHAS as well as a supplemental application with the Purdue Graduate School

Fall Admissions (February 1 (Priority), May 1)

  • Fall admissions is open for all tracks (combined (4+1), dual-degree and standalone)
  • Applications will be reviewed on February 1 (priority) and May 1. Decisions will be released within four weeks of the submission deadline. For priority consideration, applicants should submit their full application materials by February 1.
  • The final deadline for fall admissions is May 1 for all domestic and international applicants.
  • It is important applicants follow the procedures above to ensure timely review of their application. The residential standalone track requires a full application through SOPHAS as well as a supplemental application with the Purdue Graduate School.

Online Application Requirements

Anyone interested in pursuing the online MPH degree should speak directly with an admissions counselor to learn more about the application process.

Call the online Admissions Advisor at 877.497.5851 or complete the Request for Information form.

Online Program Application Deadlines

The online program has a rolling admissions process. Decisions on applications are typically received within 2 to 4 weeks of application submission. More information about deadlines will be given during the meeting with an online admissions counselor.

 

*For ETS computer-based tests, score reports are sent to Purdue University electronically approximately 10 to 15 days after your test date. Once ETS has sent your score report and your application is submitted and paid, it may take an additional two to three weeks or longer for your application checklist to update and show as “received.” Please plan accordingly when scheduling your TOEFL testing dates to provide sufficient time for processing and reporting before the application deadline.