Admissions

To apply to the Master of Public Health program (housed within Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences), you must submit application materials through Binghamton University's Graduate School. All students wishing to pursue an MPH must satisfy the general conditions and procedures for admission to Binghamton University's Graduate School.

To be eligible for graduate study, you must:

  • Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following:
    • You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
    • You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
    • You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University
  • Have earned, at minimum, one of the following:
    • A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career
    • A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail")
    • A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail")
    • In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements.

To apply, you must submit the following materials:

  • Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee
  • Transcripts from each college or university you have attended
  • A successful background in quantitative coursework is expected
  • Personal statement (2-3 pages) describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to the graduate admissions committee
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not routinely required, but may be requested based on evaluation of official transcripts

Note: An applicant who does not meet the academic requirements for admission may be admitted conditionally (refer to Binghamton's Graduate School Policies and Procedures). A conditional admission indicates that, although the candidate did not meet admission requirements, other elements of the application (such as the personal statement, reference letters, etc.) suggest they possess the potential to be successful. Students admitted conditionally must have satisfactory academic performance in the first semester of the MPH program to receive a change in status to "regular."

International students must also submit the following materials:

For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Graduate School Admission Requirements website.

  • International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form
  • Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.)
  • Proof of English proficiency such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic/Duolingo* scores

Note: The MPH program requires higher TOEFL iBT, IELTS, PTE Academic and Duolingo scores than Binghamton University's Graduate School, see below.

    • Public health minimum TOEFL score: 107 on the iBT
    • Public health minimum IELTS score: 7.5
    • Public health minimum PTE Academic score: 74
    • Public health minimum Duolingo score: 125

*In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate School at Binghamton University has temporarily approved the use of the Duolingo English Test as proof of English proficiency through the 2021 application cycle.

This information is subject to change; contact the MPH program director with questions about program-specific requirements.

If you have a felony or child abuse conviction

If you have a felony or child abuse conviction, you are advised that your prior criminal history may impede your ability to complete the requirements of the MPH program. If you have concerns about this, contact the MPH program director or dean of Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences. You are required to report felony convictions while enrolled in the Master of Public Health program as it may affect your progression and ability to be placed in community agencies.

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