Apply: Public Health

1. Register & apply: Register (create an account) and complete your application online, which includes submitting a resume, professional statement, and two letters of recommendation as detailed below.

Prerequisite Coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or better by the start of fall term classes:

  • Human biology or anatomy & physiology
  • Statistics

Include information about your degree(s), employment experience, and a demonstrated knowledge of the profession through work or volunteer experience.

Professional Statement

In this essential component of the application, articulate your professional readiness to undertake graduate social work education, including, but not limited to, your academic preparation, relevant work history, level of self-awareness, professional goals, and any additional related information.

Your professional statement should reflect on reasons for entering the field of public health and how the degree will assist in attaining goals.

If you did not have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and a "B" average in your major field, you must also address the following in your professional statement:

  • Explain why your grades were low (below Nazareth's minimum expectations).
  • Outline specific procedures you will follow to successfully navigate and meet the rigorous requirements of graduate study.
  • Describe relevant experiences and/or activities that demonstrate your ability to successfully complete graduate work at Nazareth University.
Letters of Recommendation
  • Two letters of recommendation are required. One should be from a professor (if you are a recent graduate) or a professional colleague, evaluating your ability to complete the MPH degree as well as leadership capacity.
  • Submit these through the online application. If you would like to provide additional letters of recommendation, email Graduate Admissions,
  • Or you can use a credential file for this requirement if the letters were submitted for the purpose of graduate study, not for employment. If you have this type of file, have your college send it to Nazareth’s Graduate Admissions office.
  • These recommendations are used only for admission to a graduate program at Nazareth University. Graduate Admissions will dispose of all letters of recommendation following the admissions review process.

Register for an account & apply online


2. Request official transcripts from each college you attended.

  • If you attended Nazareth, Graduate Admissions will obtain your transcript upon receipt of your application.
  • If you didn't attend Nazareth, ask your previous college(s) to send your transcript directly to Nazareth's Graduate Admissions office
  • International applicants: Submit English-translated transcripts, including bachelor's or higher degree equivalency through a NACES-certified evaluation service such as World Education Service, Educational Credential Evaluations, or Josef Silny & Associates. (The evaluation is at the expense of the student.) Also see international admissions requirements.

3. Interview

  • It is recommended that applicants contact the graduate program director before applying to discuss their candidacy for the MPH.
  • If you apply without a preliminary interview: The graduate program director will contact qualified applicants for an interview.


Fall Term
  • Preferrred application deadline: April 1
  • April 2 – August 15 rolling deadline: Applications reviewed as received through August 15
  • Full-time enrollment cohort model begins in the fall semester
  • Part-time or spring start available by special arrangement
Spring or Summer Term
  • Applications reviewed as received, up to one month before classes start
  • Part-time enrollment only

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