Admissions Overview

The Master of Public Health (MPH) online program is designed for recent graduates or working professionals interested in serving local and global communities by improving lives through health and wellness.

The admissions standards for the online program are the same for the on-campus program. Applicants to the MPH online program must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or proof of equivalent training at a foreign university. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, GPA is considered holistically along with all other application materials.

There is no GRE requirement for this program. The GRE is, however, recommended for applicants with a GPA below 2.8.

The program starts four times per year — in January, April, July, and October. Our admissions team accepts and reviews applications year-round on a rolling basis.

Upcoming Cohorts

Classes StartEarly Priority Application DeadlinePriority Application DeadlineFinal Application Deadline
April 2022
November 29, 2021
January 10, 2022
January 31, 2022
July 2022
February 21, 2022
March 28, 2022
April 25, 2022
October 2022
May 16, 2022
June 20, 2022
July 18, 2022
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Application Requirements

All applicants must submit the following:

  • the online application
  • a resume/C.V.
  • transcripts
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a personal statement

NOTE: International students are required to submit additional documents. View more information for international students here.

Our admissions team is available to answer any questions regarding application requirements; however, they cannot accept submissions of application materials. All application materials must be uploaded directly into the online application or submitted to our application services team (MPHappsvcs@onlinegrad.baylor.edu). Application materials that are not submitted through the application or to the application services email address will not be accepted.

Resume/C.V.

Applicants must submit a current resume or C.V., describing any work history, volunteer and service activities, honors, and awards they believe will be helpful to ensure success in Baylor’s MPH program.

Transcripts

Applicants must submit official transcripts from all degree-bearing institutions they have attended. Unofficial transcripts can be used to complete an online application for review, but before applicants can begin the program, official transcripts must be sent to the Baylor application services team (mphappsvcs@onlinegrad.baylor.edu).

Please note that unofficial transcripts must include the following:

  • Name of the institution
  • Student name
  • Student ID
  • Semesters
  • Courses titles and grades received
  • Grading scale (if different than 4.0 scale)
  • Level of study
  • Degree conferral date (if degree granted)

If the unofficial transcripts submitted do not meet the above requirements, all students are required to submit official transcripts. If admitted to the program, you will need to provide official transcripts.

Transcripts can be submitted electronically to MPHappsvcs@onlinegrad.baylor.edu or by mail to the following address:

Baylor University
Application Processing Center
MPH@Baylor
PO Box 30096 003-002
College Station, TX 77842

Please note: To be considered an official transcript, the transcript must be sent directly from your institution(s) via mail or through an electronic transcript vendor retained by that institution. Transcripts submitted by enrolled or prospective students are considered unofficial documents, unless they are in an unopened, sealed envelope provided to you by the issuing university.

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from academic and professional references. Each recommendation should provide substantial support for the applicant’s ability to excel in a graduate-level program with a rigorous curriculum and workload. Competitive applicants will have at least one recommendation letter submitted by an academic reference.

Personal Statement

Applicants must write a personal statement that speaks to their unique qualifications, experiences, and reasons for applying to Baylor’s MPH program. Your personal statement should also demonstrate a clear understanding of public and community health concepts, outline relevant career goals, and provide sufficient rationale for how obtaining an MPH will aid you in achieving these goals. Your personal statement should be 2-3 pages single-spaced.

International Applicants

Applicants who earned a degree from a university outside the United States must provide a WES-ICAP evaluation instead of a transcript. WES Basic and other evaluations are not accepted. Students with degrees from international universities that are regionally accredited in the United States are exempt.

Applicants whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores with their applications. Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree that was taught in English, are a US citizen, or are a US permanent resident are exempt.