Mar 02, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health (Health Policy and Administration) MPH (Executive Format)


Health administrators are charged with coordinating a wide variety of activities crucial to the effective and efficient delivery of health services and programs. A health administrator plans, organizes, coordinates, and supervises the delivery of services within health care organizations, including hospitals, mental health clinics, medical group practices, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, insurance and pharmaceutical companies. Students earning a MPH degree find positions in the above areas as well as with consulting firms.

The degree can be completed in 22 months using a rigorous, concentrated format that includes three classes each semester (two in the summer semester) that meet on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Five weekends are required each semester. For information on this degree program, contact the School of Health Professions Graduate Coordinator.  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree and have up to at least three years of full-time work experience in a health care or management setting. The number of years of experience can be adjusted based on GPA. If the GPA is 3.25 then 2 years of experience is required; if the GPA is 3.5 then 1 year of experience is required; if the GPA is 3.75 then no experience is required.

Application for admission to the MPH program must be submitted to the Graduate School of the university and through the School of Health Professions. Applications are due August 1 for fall semester (fall admission only). The School of Health Professions Graduate Admissions Committee evaluates applications. Factors in the decision for admission include GPA, GRE scores, writing skills demonstrated in the essay, and reference letters from persons qualified to assess the applicant's readiness for graduate study. 

A complete application consists of a graduate application, a statement of purpose, GRE or GMAT scores, transcripts, resume and three letters of reference. International applicants must also submit a TOEFL/IBT score.

  • Minimum GPA is 2.75 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
  • Minimum TOEFL/IBT score is 79 for international applicants.
  • Students considering the MPH/MBA Dual Degree option must also apply to the MBA program. The GMAT and the GRE can be submitted for admission into both programs.

See Academic Requirements and Procedures  for other admission requirements

Program Requirements and Academic Policies

EMPH students must pass comprehensive exams consisting of a capstone project and an oral defense and have a 3.0 GPA in all coursework to graduate.        

See General Degree Requirements  and General Academic Information   for other program requirements and expectations.