Public Health
MPH
Application Deadlines
Fall:February 1
Contact Information: 
4103 LSB
801-422-3082
mph@byu.edu
Program Requirements: 

The most recognized professional credential in public health practice and leadership, the Master of Public Health (MPH) is a practice-based degree that enables students to gain knowledge basic to public health. The MPH program at BYU prepares students to function as public health professionals in government, nonprofit, healthcare, and other settings; and provide leadership in the field of public health.

The average length of time required to complete the MPH program is two years, depending on course load and previous academic training or professional activity.

Requirements for Degree.  (Effective Fall 2014)

  • Credit hours (48): 36 hours of required courses; 6 hours of elective credits; 6 hours of field experience (300 contact hours).
  • Required core courses: HLTH 600, 602, 604, 606, 607, 608, 612, 614, 615, 618, 635.
  • Requirements for the field experience are determined by the student’s graduate committee and are based on prior education, experience, and present professional interests.
  • Examinations: certification exam (Certified in Public Health), oral exam, field experience written report.
Admission Requirements: 

Required Test

GRE

TOEFL if English is not first language

Additional Requirements

  1. Statement of professional intent: Include preparation and background for the MPH program, including applied language experience; career goals in public health; basic reasons for choosing a career in public health; notable qualities and talents that would enhance success in a public health career; research interests; professional interests; and reasons for applying to the Brigham Young University's MPH program
  2. Baccalaureate degree with a major or minor in public health, school health education, health promotion, biological sciences, nursing, anthropology, food science & nutrition, or other allied fields
  3. Minimum GPA of 3.2 for last 60 hours of upper-level course work
  4. Resume
Program Outcomes: 

Please contact the individual department for outcome information.

Program Stats

Characteristics of Students from Past Academic Year
Total Students 28
International 4
Female 24
LDS 28
Minority 6
BYU Undergraduate 15
Three Year Average Test Scores of Admitted Student
LSAT Composite Score 159.0
GRE Composite Score 313.0
GRE Quantitative Score 154.8
GRE Quantitative Percentile 59.1
GRE Verbal Score 158.2
GRE Verbal Percentile 75.4
GRE Analytical Score 4.3
GRE Analytical Percentile 64.4
Five Year Average of Graduated Students
Average Years to Degree 2.0
Graduated Per Year 11.0
Five Year Average of Admitted Students
Applied Per Year 38.0
Admitted Per Year 14.2
Percent Admitted 37.37
Average GPA 3.75