FAQs

How many total credits is the MPH degree program?
The MPH degree program is 45 credits.

Where can I find and download the UMDNJ-SPH Supplemental Application Form?
From the SOPHAS website

On the website it states that the “application due date” is  Feb 15th for the MPH Program --- Does this mean ONLY the Application form, or does it mean ALL of the required documents must be in the Admissions Office by Feb 15?
All required materials are due on the 15th of February.

If I have already earned a Masters Degree from a United States university, can the Wes and the TOEFL requirements be waived for me?
Just the TOFEL is waived, not the WES.

What is WES, what does WES mean, how do I contact the WES folks?  Why must I provide a WES report?
All foreign/international applicant are required to submit to our office an official transcript/academic credential evaluation.  Among agencies providing this service is the World Education Service, Inc. (WES).  For a fee, WES will evaluate all of your formal academic credentials and university transcripts and provide an official “course-by-course” report that shows U.S. semester credits, grade equivalents, and an U.S. grade point average (GPA).  We need this translation to evaluate your academic background and potential to complete a graduate program of study.  To obtain an Application for Evaluation, instruction for submitting official documents, and a details explanation of WES services, please contact (800) 937-3895.

Are international applicants required to submit the WES Course Evaluation Report document for admissions purposes?
Yes

How can I have the GRE requirement waived?
The GRE requirement is waived for applicants who have a doctorate from an accredited school in the U.S. or Canada.  An applicant may also submit any of the following for the GRE:   MCAT, GMAT, DAT, Step I of the USMLE or have U.S. or Canadian Medical Board Certification.  There are no other exceptions for those students applying for matriculation. (All MS in Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics degree applicants must submit GRE scores.)

If  I am accepted to a particular campus and I accept the offer, am I obligated to take all my courses on that campus only?
No, you may take courses on any of the three campuses of the School of Public Health.  Naturally, it is assumed that the vast majority of the classes will be on the campus you selected.

What is the difference between “matriculated” and “non-matriculated?”
Matriculated means that you are an individual enrolled in a particular degree program at a college or university.  Non-matriculated means that you are an individual taking courses for academic review and future matriculation status, if you meet the requirements stipulated in your acceptance letter. 

Where can I find the research interest of the faculty?
Faculty are listed by name and research interest in the back of the catalog, please see on-line catalog for details.