Admission and Application

How to Apply

To begin your application to the Master of Public Health program you will need the following:

  • Official transcript showing completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. If you are currently enrolled as an undergraduate, provide a list of remaining courses and timeline for earning the undergraduate degree.
  • A statement addressing how your personal or academic background and experiences will bring a unique perspective to the program and contribute to a diverse and inclusive student community, no more than one page.
  • 3 letters of reference from either academic (i.e. a professor) or professional (i.e. a supervisor) sources.
  • Evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

After gathering and completing the above information, then complete your application to the MPH program using the SOPHAS centralized application service.

Email Kate Horberg for questions or more information.

MPH Application

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Application Deadline?

The Master of Public Health program has rolling admission, which means you may submit your application at any time throughout the year.

What should be included in my application?
  • An official transcript from all completed programs - bachelor's degree and higher. (Prospective students currently enrolled should provide a list of remaining courses and timeline for earning an undergraduate degree.)
  • Personal statement (one page)
  • 3 letters of reference
  • Evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
What should I include/not include in my personal statement?

This one-page statement should address how your personal or academic background and experiences will bring a unique perspective to the program and contribute to a diverse and inclusive student community.

I have attended multiple institutions. Do I need to include these transcripts? If so, where do I send them?

Submit all transcripts that reflect an associaate's program or higher to your online MPH Application (SOPHAS). Transcripts should NOT be sent to the University or Enrollment Counselor directly. All application materials must be submitted through SOPHAS for review.

**If you are applying through one of our approved 3+2 or dual MPH/MSW pathways, complete your online MPH Application on SOPHAS Express. This will allow you to enter unofficial transcripts if you are in the process of completing a bachelors degree. 

Contact us at mph@sau.edu with any questions! 

I want to take classes part-time. Where do I find a detailed plan about that?

On the MPH page at the bottom, see the "Part-Time and Full-Time Degree Options" section, or email us at mph@sau.edu for more information.

Who do I talk with about financial aid?

You'll want to speak with Rochelle Bass, the MPH Enrollment Counselor:

Office of Admissions for Online Programs

Phone: 563-265-6458

rochelle.bass@sau.edu

Contact


Kate Horberg

Program Coordinator
Center for Health Sciences Education, 1320 W. Lombard St.
Mail: 518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-5769
HorbergKatelynH@sau.edu

So, what's next?

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