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We accept applications for our Master of Public Health program beginning September 1st for the Spring semester and October 1st for the Fall semester. The Admissions Committee begins application file review in October, and we release decisions on a rolling basis beginning in early November. The admissions deadline for the Spring term is November 15th, and the admission deadline for the Fall term is May 15th. All candidates should complete and submit their application via SOPHAS (excluding those interested in the certificate or a dual degree). The following are requirements needed for applicants:

  1. A BACCALAUREATE DEGREE FROM AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION
  2. Official transcripts

    You must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended via SOPHAS.

  3. Letter of Recommendation

    We require two letters of recommendation, which you can submit through SOPHAS.

  4. OFFICIAL TEST SCORES (GRE, MCAT, GMAT, OR LSAT)
    Note: Graduates with an advanced academic or professional degree (MD, DO, JD, PhD, ScD, etc.) from a U.S. or Canadian institution may request a GRE waiver. Waivers for other advanced degrees (MBA, MPH, MPP, MSW, etc.) will be considered on a case-by-case basis; waivers are generally granted if the degree is from an institution that required the applicant to take a graduate admissions test such as the GRE or MCAT. The GRE or other graduate entrance exam requirement may also be waived if the applicant’s cumulative GPA is above a 3.0.
  5. CURRENT RESUME OR CURRICULUM VITAE CAN BE UPLOADED THROUGH THE ONLINE APPLICATION.
  6. LETTER OF INTENT
    We want to know why you wish to apply for the MPH degree and your future career plans. Must be limited to 500-1,000 words.
  1. Transcript evaluation. If you completed any postsecondary work outside of the United States or Canada (except for study abroad coursework), regardless of the language of the instruction or transcript, you must submit your transcripts through the approved outside credential evaluation services:
    World Education Services, Inc. (WES): International applicants must submit official foreign transcripts to the approved foreign transcript evaluation service for a course-by-course U.S. equivalency.
  2. English language test requirement. An official TOEFLIELTS, or PTE score report is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. The minimum acceptable total score on the Internet-Based Test (IBT) of the TOEFL exam is 79. The minimum acceptable total score on the IELTS exam is 6.0. The minimum acceptable score on the PTE exam is 53. This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree program or for those who are citizens of or have completed a bachelor's degree at a recognized institution at which the language of instruction is English in these countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, or New Zealand.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Briana Lemon, Program Coordinator at 708-327-9224 or blemon@luc.edu.