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College of Public Health

Programs

 

  • Certificate of Public Health
  • Master of Public Health
  • MD/MPH Dual degree
  • Environmental health.
  • Occupational health and Toxicology
  • PHD in Health Promotion and disease prevention research
  • PhD in health services research, administration and policy.
  • Service Learning Academy.

 

Requirements for International applicants to the MPH are detailed in the admissions criteria.  Here is the link http://www.unmc.edu/publichealth/MPH_admit.htm

The only requirement we have for International applicants for fall 2012 beyond the requirements for all applicants is the TOEFL.  Future International applicants will be required to have their transcripts evaluated, but that will not be posted until we open the next application cycle to reduce confusion.   

Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Completion of the College of Public Health application and submission of an application fee. 
  • Completion of the Master of Public Health addendum.
  • Official transcripts reflecting an earned bachelor’s degree, with a 3.0 or higher grade point average for the last 60 undergraduate or the last 18 graduate/post-baccalaureate credit hours completed.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the last three years are required of all applicants. A recommended minimum score of 1000 on the combined quantitative and verbal sections.
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
  • A resume reflecting one or more years of work/volunteer history related to health and/or human services.
  • A one-page personal statement.
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States.

 

Epidemiology Concentration Prerequisites: Prior college-level mathematics and statistics courses and grades:

 

  • The student must have received the equivalent of at least a grade of B in a statistics course and college algebra or a more advanced mathematics course taken with five years of program application. 

 

Environmental and Occupational Health Prerequisites: Prior college-level mathematics and science courses and grades:
The student must have received the equivalent of at least a grade of B in the following courses within five years of program application: two semesters of biology, two semesters of chemistry, one semester of physics and one semester of calculus.

Biostatistics Concentration Prerequisites: Prior college-level mathematics and statistics courses and grades:
The student must have received the equivalent of at least a grade of B in a statistics course taken within five years of program application and the equivalent of at least a grade of B in differential calculus, integral calculus, and linear algebra course taken within 10 years of program application.

 

INTERNATIONAL Applicants

  1. GRE, Graduate Record Examination, scores are required. Only GRE scores taken in the last three years are considered valid. Arrangements to take the Graduate Record Examination may be made through the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey. UNMC institutional Code is 6896.
  2. TOEFL, Test of English as a Foreign Language, scores are required for all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States. A score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based TOEFL and 80 on the internet TOEFL is required. UNMC Institutional Code is 6896.

 

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Complete and submit on-line Application.
Pay the $75 application fee through the on-line application process

Complete the Application Addendum

Have copies of your official test scores sent to the University of Nebraska Medical Center code 6896.

APPLICATION PACKET MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE OF THE PROGRAM TO WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Additional Information for International Applicants

TRANSCRIPTS

If your official transcripts or mark sheets of college level work are in a language other than English, a certified English translation must be included. Transcripts must carry the signature of a responsible official in which the work was done and the seal of that institution, or must be certified true copies of the original records. If photostatic copies are provided, the copies must be certified after duplication as true copies of the original document. Transcripts should clearly indicate the grades received or the standing attained on required examinations. If transcripts do not show the degree earned and the date on which it was conferred, official degree statements must also be provided. If the official degree statement is in a language other than English, a certified English translation must be included with the certification being provided after their duplication.

TOEFL AND GRE SCORES

Applicants from foreign countries where English is not the primary language must present official scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and official scores on the Graduate Record Examination. A score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 80 on the internet-based TOEFL is required. Scores on the General Test and any appropriate Advanced Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must reach the Graduate Studies Office before the application can be considered. Official score reports from the Educational Testing Service are required. Photocopies will not be accepted. Under no circumstances will we accept GRE scores that are more than three years old. Computer-based scores from the People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong), Korea, and Taiwan will not be accepted if taken prior to July 2003. Foreign students admitted for graduate study on the basis of undergraduate work completed in a college or university in which instruction is in a language other than English will be required to demonstrate acceptable proficiency in English before they will be eligible for admission to candidacy for a Master’s degree or for approval of their program of studies for the Ph.D. degree. The institutional code for the University of Nebraska Medical Center is 6896.

For more information, please contact the International department at nmamdani@nebraskamed.com

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