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Public Health Early Admissions Student Track

Join us for the PHEAST Information Session at 6 pm CST on February 12th
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Public Health Early Admissions Student Track  

The Public Health Early Admissions Student Track (PHEAST) is a pathway program for the health professions created to find, train, and graduate enthusiastic public health professionals devoted to enhancing population health outcomes in Nebraska. The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Public Health (COPH), the University of Nebraska Kearney (UNK), and the Nebraska state college system (Chadron State College, Peru State College, and Wayne State College) have joined forces to create the PHEAST program. The initiative demonstrates a commitment and attention to Nebraskan education. 

PHEAST Eligibility 

Application Materials

  1. Complete the PHEAST Application Click for PHEAST Application
  2. Undergraduate Transcript
  3. Three Letters of Recommendation
  4. A One Page Personal Statement that Addresses:
    1. Your interest in Public Health
    2. Your commitment to rural health & services
    3. Your ability to be a successful student in a professional academic program.
  5. A Projected Plan of Study – See form Application Supplemental - Matriculation Timeline

Partner Campus Contacts

Before applying, interested students should contact their respective institution coordinator listed below for more details about eligibility and due dates.

Chadron State College -Website
Ryan Morgan, PhD Email:

Peru State College - Website
Gul Ahmad, PhD Email:

University of Nebraska Kearney – Website
Todd Bartee, PhD Email:

Wayne State College - Website
Buffany DeBoer (Life Sciences)

Dr. Mary Ettel (Physical Sciences and Mathematics)

Dr. Barbara Engebretsen (Health, Human Performance, and Sport)

Learn More About Public Health – Resources

To speak with a UNMC PHEAST program representative, email or