Successful applicants should have at least one year of responsible work experience in the health field, other evidence of training or experience that indicates adequate preparation for the curriculum, or a degree in a recognized health field.
Regular admission requires a bachelor's degree and a grade-point average of at least a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale), from KU or from another regionally accredited institution or foreign university with substantially equivalent bachelor's degree requirements. For more information on admission requirements, please visit our Admissions page.
Completing your Master of Public Health degree offers you numerous professional choices as you continue on your public health career path. Here are some broad career areas that students can obtain future employment. If you have additional questions about public health careers, visit What is Public Health - http://www.whatispublichealth.org/Careers/.
Health Education: Public health problems involve complex and interrelated social, behavioral, legal, medical, and economic issues. If you are interested in health education, virtually every specialization within public health offers career opportunities that will make an impact on people's lives. As an educator with a graduate degree in public health, your primary challenge will be to develop and implement interventions designed to improve overall health.
The application deadline for the following fall semester admission is March 1. Applications are only accepted for fall semester.
Information on Graduate tuition and fees can be found here. Currently we do not offer scholarships for newly admitted students. However, scholarships are offered every year to currently enrolled students. For more information on the KU-MPH Diversity Scholarship and the KU-MPH Leadership Scholarship, please visit our student resource page here. Please note that these scholarships are only being offfered to currently enrolled MPH students.
The University of Kansas Master of Public Health degree program offers courses that are convenient to both traditional students and the working professional. Classes are held on either the Kansas City or Wichita campus with some courses also available online. Students can complete many course via distance education, however, the entire degree cannot be completed online.
No. At this time, KU-MPH students need to complete some of the required courses on campus as well as complete a minimum of 96 hours at an internship site.
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