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Application Requirements

MPH, MS, Dual Degrees

Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MS), and Dual Degrees

Application Requirements

MPH, MS, and Dual Degree applicants for admission to either our New Brunswick or Newark locations must have completed an undergraduate program accredited in the United States or its equivalent and must meet the criteria below. As part of the application, a personal statement is also required. 

An application is considered complete and will be reviewed when all admission information is received by specific deadlines. Accepted students will be required to provide information about their health as stipulated under Rutgers University policy.

(all transcripts must be official sent directly from accredited institution)
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Required from an accredited school in the US or Canada; International applicants see footnote below
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION2 Two letters are required for Master's degree applicants. (At least one of these letters should be from a university/college faculty member if the applicant completed their undergraduate education, or equivalent, within the past five years.)
WAIVERS FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE TRANSCRIPT2 MD, DO, PhD, DDS, DMD, DVM, EdD, DrPH, ScD, PharmD from an accredited US or Canadian school

English Proficiency Exam (TOEFL or IELTS)

Required for students educated outside the US in Non-English speaking countries, or a passing score in the English Portion of the ECFMG
WORK EXPERIENCE Relevant work experience is preferred
PREREQUISITE COURSES Varies Department of Specialization


1For students who obtained an undergraduate degree in a country other than the U.S. or Canada, a course-by-course evaluation of their transcripts is required unless an advanced degree has been earned in the U.S. SOPHAS only accepts transcript evaluations by the World Education Services Inc. (WES). It is the responsibility of the student to obtain this evaluation.

2If coming directly from an academic setting, a letter from a faculty member is preferred