MPH Program

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Application Information


The Master Public Health Degree Program is a distance-education graduate program designed to meet the needs of licensed health care professionals as well as other individuals who hold a bachelor's degree and are interested in public health. Courses are offered through a web-based mechanism and can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Current tuition is $765 per credit hour as of July 1, 2014. Both degree and non-degree graduate educational opportunities are offered.

Master of Public Health Degree Program

Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Non-Degree Seeking

Dual Baccalaureate and Master of Public Health Program

 

Application Deadlines

Applications are received and reviewed all year long, and students may enroll in the program at the beginning of any semester:  fall, spring or summer.  If prospective students wish to begin coursework during a particular semester, the following application deadlines apply.

Fall term - July 1st

Spring term - November 1st

Summer term - April 1st

 

Application Instructions


Master of Public Health Degree Program

1. Complete a Degree Seeking Application Form. Apply using our online application and payment system.

2. Provide official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate studies. Official transcripts are sent directly from the institution(s) to the Graduate School Office. 

3. Provide test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).  You are not required to take the subject test; however, you must have the results sent directly from Educational Testing Services (ETS).  Exams more than 5 years old will not be considered by the admission committees and result in a request from the Graduate School Office for more up-to-date test results.  Forward the scores to the Graduate School using 1519 as the Institution Code and 99 as the Department Code.  Contact Graduate Record Examination for more information on examinations.

4. Arrange for three (3) Admission Recommendation letters.  Each Admission Recommendation letter needs to be accompanied by an Admission Recommendation form (obtained online by clicking here or via a request through the Graduate School).  The letters and forms are to be completed and sent directly to the Graduate School Office.

5. Provide evidence of competence in English, including official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination scores (all international students).  Official scores are sent directly from ETS to the Graduate School Office.  Forward the scores to the Graduate School using 1519 as the Institution Code and 99 as the Department Code (general).  Minimum TOEFL score: 100 on Internet-based version (including Speaking).  Contact TOEFL for more information on examinations.

6. Complete a personal statement.


Graduate Certificate in Public Health

1. Complete a Certificate Seeking Application Form. Apply using our online application and payment system.

2. Provide official transcripts for an earned baccalaureate degree.  Official transcripts are sent directly from the institution(s) to the Graduate School Office.

3. Arrange for three (3) Admission Recommendation letters.  Each Admission Recommendation letter needs to be accompanied by an Admission Recommendation form (obtained online by clicking here or via a request through the Graduate School).  The letters and forms are to be completed and sent directly to the Graduate School Office.

4. Provide evidence of competence in English, including official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination scores (all international students).  Official scores are sent directly from ETS to the Graduate School Office.  Forward the scores to the Graduate School using 1519 as the Institution Code and 99 as the Department Code (general).  Minimum TOEFL score: 100 on Internet-based version (including speaking).  Contact TOEFL for more information on examinations.

5. Complete a personal statement.

Non-Degree Seeking

Non-degree seeking admission is available for those who wish to pursue continued professional development. Non-degree admission affords a student the opportunity to enroll in classes for three consecutive terms, i.e. one school year, on a part time basis, with a maximum credit accumulation of 15 credits.  Note some coursework taken as a non-degree student may be applied to a degree program, but not in all situations. 

1. Complete a Non-Degree Seeking Application Form. Apply using our online application and payment system.

2. Provide official transcripts for an earned baccalaureate degree.  Official transcripts are sent directly from the institution(s) to the Graduate School Office.

3. Provide evidence of competence in English, including official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination scores (all international students).  Official scores are sent directly from ETS to the Graduate School Office.  Forward the scores to the Graduate School using 1519 as the Institution Code and 99 as the Department Code (general).  Minimum TOEFL score: 100 on Internet-based version (including speaking).  Contact TOEFL for more information on examinations.


Full details can be found at the Graduate School website.

Dual Baccalaureate and Master of Public Health Program

Eligible Mount Mary students may enroll in the Medical College of Wisconsin's (MCW) graduate public health courses prior to graduation from Mount Mary. Up to 15 credits of this graduate work may count towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. After graduation from Mount Mary, these students continue as graduate students at the Medical College of Wisconsin for approximately one additional year until they complete the Master of Public Health program.


Eligibility

  • Mount Mary students majoring in any discipline may apply for this dual degree program in the spring semester of their junior year. Priority will be given to full-time students, although exceptions may be made for highly motivated part-time students with superior academic records.
  • Applications are accepted online through the Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • Application fee: waived.

Requirements

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 96 UG credits, including credits in progress; of those, a minimum of 20 must be completed at Mount Mary
  2. Cumulative GPA: 3.3
  3. Three letters of recommendation from the following:    
    • Faculty member or other academic reference
    • Chair of undergraduate student's major program
    • Academic affairs administration
    NOTE: No student will be admitted without a recommendation from Mount Mary.
     
  4. The Graduate Records Exam (GRE) is waived, however, students must have completed an upper-level writing course and have submitted a writing sample (e.g., research paper) from a course completed within the six months prior to application
  5. Successful completion of the following courses:
    • SYM 102 Composition II
    • SEA 101 Search for Meaning
    • One course in biology
    • One course in behavioral science
    • One upper-level writing course
    • One course in statistics

For more information on this new program, please contact Wendy McCredie, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at 414-258-4810, ext. 608 or mccrediw@mtmary.edu.

Application Questions

Please direct questions regarding application materials, requirements and status to the Graduate School.

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