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Frequently Asked Questions

What GRE scores are required for admission?
The Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences recommends a combined GRE score of at least 295 on the new scale. Experience and prior coursework will be considered.

What undergraduate GPA is required for admission?
An undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 from an accredited institution with strong undergraduate record is strongly recommended for admission.

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What TOEFL scores are required for admission?
For those students applying to the program where English is not a required language, TOEFL exam scores must be submitted.  The minimum expected scores are: Taken by Paper: 570-573; Taken by Internet: 88/89; Taken by Computer: 230.

What undergraduate coursework is required for admission?
We accept students from all undergraduate majors.

What semester do most students start taking classes?
Most students start taking classes in the Fall semester.

How long does the MPH program take to complete?
On average, most students complete the program in 4 semesters during two academic years.

I would like to work domestically/internationally. Is your Department still for me?
In addition to having several international faculty members, our faculty conducts research and teaches courses abroad. Our students come from around the globe and from down the street. Just as you will encounter public health agencies anywhere you find people, communities are not limited by borders. The principles of community based program planning, research, and advocacy are the same for a neighborhood in New Orleans as for a village in Cameroon.

Where are MPH graduates employed?
Our students can be found in non-profit, for-profit, academic, community based agencies, and governmental agencies around the globe.



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