University of Minnesota
School of Public Health

  • Midwest Center
    for Occupational
    Health and Safety

    1260 Mayo (MMC 807)
    420 Delaware Street SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Main: 612-626-0900
    Fax: 612-626-4837

  • Call toll free:
    1-877-36- MCOHS

Applying to the Program

All applicants to the program apply directly to SOPHAS, a centralized online application service

Learn more about the application process on the School of Public Health website

Go directly to SOPHAS

Note: Please contact us for specific information relevant to your area of interest at 1-877-36-MCOHS (1877-366-2647) or 1-612-626-0900.

Admission Preferences and Prerequisites

Admission requires a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited college or university. The admissions committee reviews applicants according to their personal statements, background and experience, record of academic achievement, demonstrated academic potential, letters of recommendation, compatibility of interests with program faculty, and other factors. Test scores and GPAs provide competitive points of reference for admission but are not alone decisive in the admissions review.

It is preferred that applicants hold a baccalaureate degree with coursework in the basic sciences. Each specialty area requires slightly different preparation.

  • ·  A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00
  • ·  A Composite GRE score of at least 300, with at least a 3.5 on the AWA (Analytic Writing Assessment). Also accept- able: DAT, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT. (The test is not required for applicants with a doctoral-level degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian school)
  • ·  TOEFL score of at least 100 (for applicants whose native language is not English)
  • ·  GRE can be waived by completion of the Public Health Certificate Program with a minimum GPA of 3.25

Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school of nursing.

Doctoral applicants are expected to substantially exceed the general admission preferences.

Admission Decisions

Applications are reviewed by the admissions committee throughout the year. If the committee recommends admission based on criteria of the specialty area and the associate dean approves, the applicant receives an official letter offering admission.



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