Public Health Early Admissions Student Track (PHEAST)

About

The Public Health Early Admissions Student Track (PHEAST) is a health professions pipeline program designed to recruit, educate, and graduate passionate public health leaders committed to improving population health outcomes in Nebraska. The PHEAST program is a collaborative initiative between 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). 

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Eligibility

 

Students eligible to apply to PHEAST shall be Nebraska residents who will have completed approximately 60 credit hours, but no more than 80 credit hours, towards their undergraduate program of study at the time of entry into the PHEAST Program. Students must complete and submit a projected plan of study along with their application documents. “If the 3 campus slots are not filled, students who have completed more than 80 credit hours at time of entry into PHEAST may be considered on a case-by-case basis for admission into the program.” 

Aside from being able to maintain good academic standing, successful applicants are able to demonstrate a sincere interest in pursuing a graduate education in public health through personal and professional references that attest to the applicant’s involvement in public health related activities through either work, curricular/extracurricular, or community engagement activities, and/or other life experiences.

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Why PHEAST?

While anyone is welcome to apply to the UNMC CoPH Master of Public Health Program, students accepted into the PHEAST program enjoy several advantages over regular Master of Public Health (MPH) program applicants prior to matriculation. Provided that PHEAST students fulfill requirements outlined in the PHEAST Program Standards document  PHEAST students will:

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How to apply to PHEAST

Application Cycle: January 15th through March 15th

Students interested in applying to PHEAST should complete and submit

to the PHEAST Campus Representative at their respective undergraduate institution by March 15th. The PHEAST Campus Representative will forward your application in pdf format to the UNMC PHEAST Coordinator. The UNMC CoPH will provisionally accept up to three students from each academic partner institution per academic year and will notify applicants of their acceptance status by April 30th.

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PHEAST Campus Representatives



Campus Representative: Ms. Kristal Kuhnel  
Phone: 308-432-6278  
E-Mail 
Campus Representative: Dr. Gul Ahmad 
Phone: 402-872-2269
E-Mail
Campus Representative: Dr. Mary Ettel 
Phone: 402-375-7342
E-Mail
Campus Representative: Ms. Peggy Abels  
Phone: 308-865-8260
E-Mail: E-Mail

 

For more information about this program please e-mail .

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