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.
Yes. The KU-MPH Program accepts students from a wide variety of backgrounds While one year experience in public health or healthcare if preferred, it is not a determining factor for acceptance into the program.
Applicants must submit an official copy of the GRE® or another professional test scores, such as the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) or the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Test scores cannot be more than five years old. Applicants with a previous doctoral or master's degree do not have to submit a GRE. Applicants with significant experience in public health should contact the MPH Site Director to discuss obtaining a possible waiver for the GRE requirement.
Up to six hours of graduate credit taken at a regionally accredited graduate school may be transferred and applied to the KU-MPH degree if the credits were taken before the final semester of enrollment at KU and have the approval of the MPH Curriculum Committee and/or the MPH Site Director. Up to eight hours may be approved for transfer if the student holds a baccalaureate degree from KU. Only work graded B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher may be transferred. KU does not accept transfer credit for courses that have been graded B- or below. KU also does not accept transfer for institutes, workshops, or life/work experience. Credit will not transfer for courses that were counted toward the requirements for an undergraduate or graduate degree, whether completed at KU or another institution.
Transfer credits taken within the last five years from a CEPH accredited school or program in public health may be accepted by the Site Director without further review by the MPH Curriculum Committee. The KU-MPH program must receive an official transcript and copy of the course syllabus in order to process the student's request.
Transfer credit from a non-accredited school or program in public health may only be considered for elective credit in the KU-MPH program. The student must make a written request to the Site Director for transfer of credit from a non-accredited school or program in public health to be considered for elective credit in the KU-MPH program. The KU-MPH program must receive an official transcript and copy of the course syllabus in order to process the student's request.
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 where students can obtain future employment. If you have additional questions about public health careers, visit A Guide to Public Health Careers.
The application deadline for the following fall semester admission is March 1. Applications are only accepted for fall semester. Completed applications submitted during the Early Decision period (between the dates of September 1 until December 1) can expect to receive a decision from us by January.
Information on Graduate tuition and fees can be found here. Please contact the Student Financial Aid office if you have additional questions on tuition and fees. 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.
All students work with their MPH Site Director to find appropriate Internship placements. The KU-MPH Program has established relationships with numerous public health agencies across the state. First time use of any new site for an MPH Internship must be approved by the MPH Site Director.
We do not always receive specific feedback regarding applicant scoring, therefore we cannot accomodate requests for feedback from denied applicants. However, we can look over your application materials and share with you how to improve and strengthen your application for the next admissions cycle. If you have questions about how to make your application stronger, please contact the KU-MPH Site Director before you submit your application.
You can visit our Contact Us page and complete the form. A member of the KU-MPH operations team will be in contact within 2 business days.