Thomas Jefferson UniversityJefferson School of Population Health

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Program Admissions

  • The CEPH-accredited MPH requires completion of 45 credits, including a clerkship (field experience) and capstone research project.
    • The clerkship is a semester-long community experience that is completed locally, nationally, or abroad.
    • The capstone research project applies research to some aspect of public health.
  • The Certificate in Public Health requires completion of 18 credits, all of which can be applied to the MPH degree at a later time.
  • Two 14-week and one 11-week terms per year, beginning in September and ending July 1, accommodate both part-time and full-time students.
  • Classes are offered after 5:00 p.m. during the week to accommodate working adults.

o   Part-time students can complete the program in two to four years.

  • The One Year Plus option enables pre-professional and dual-degree students to complete all coursework for the MPH in ten months and to complete the capstone project the following year.
  • Students can begin the program in September or January. 

Admissions Considerations

  • Earned baccalaureate degree with approximate GPA of 3.0
  • One of the following:
    • Competitive score on the GRE or other graduate entrance examination
    • Graduate degree or at least 9 credits of earned graduate coursework with grade of "B" or higher
    • Current enrollment in a graduate clinical program (e.g., MD, MSN)
    • GPA of 3.3 or higher and specified coursework with grade of "B" or higher from a Jefferson-affiliated college or university
  • Competency in basic statistics (recommended)
  • Previous professional or volunteer experience in a community health setting

Application Requirements

  • Completion of online application form
  • Payment of $25 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions attended
  • Submission of TOEFL courses, if applicable
  • GRE or equivalent
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview.