Public Health
Application Deadlines
Fall:February 1
Contact Information: 
4103 LSB
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 MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

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.  

  • 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, 618, 690.
  • 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), field experience written report.
Admission Requirements: 

Required Test

GRE is no longer required but is strongly encouraged

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.