Application Deadline: December 15th
Program entry begins in the fall semester (though some graduate assistants begin in the summer). The application deadline listed above is specific to our Baylor Master of Public Health (MPH) Program. Program applicants who are also interested in the possibility of assistantship MUST meet the programmatic application deadline (via SOPHAS) and also email an assistantship application to the program director by the same deadline of December 15th (See "Apply for Graduate Assistantships" below). Our admissions committee may agree to review a late submission for program entry if it is completed by mid-April. However, late applicants are rarely considered for assistantships. For more information, contact the graduate program director, Dr. Eva Doyle.
How to Apply
We only accept program applications via the SOPHAS application system (search for the Baylor University Public Health Program.) You will be required to submit a personal statement, reference letters, official transcripts, and GRE scores.
All applicants to our on-campus MPH program must take the national Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Baylor does not accept scores from other exams, nor do we consider previous training or work experience as a substitute for the GRE.
Minimum Scores and Percentiles: Your combined raw score (quantitative+verbal) must be at least 300 for further consideration. The national percentile for each score is also considered (at least a 50th percentile preferred). A minimum writing score of 4.0 is also preferred. Baylor accepts the highest score in each exam area. If you take the GRE in early fall, you will have time, if needed, to retake it in late fall. Many of our applicants have benefitted from this strategy. Contact the graduate program director if you have additional questions.
The cumulative GPA from your previous degree must be at least 3.0.
Foreign national and permanent resident applicants are required to take at least one of these two exams: TOEFL or IELTS. Check here for minimum score requirements.
The deadline for assistantship applications is the same date as indicated for program application (December 15th). Applying for assistantships is a separate step/process. Download an assistantship application form here.
Do not wait until you are accepted into the program. Apply now! We begin work immediately after the designated application deadline to (1) review our MPH program applications and recommended acceptances and (2) select a pool of assistantship candidates from among those who applied for an assistantship and have been recommended for program acceptance. Assistantship interviews usually occur February-early March. See the application for for details.