Full-time students in the MPH on-campus degree program usually begin in the fall semester and complete the degree within 18 months. The total number of required credit hours ranges from 42 to 43 credit hours depending on the major. The required courses include a set of core MPH courses required of all MPH students regardless of major and some major-specific courses and requirements. All MPH students progress through a prescribed sequence of courses designed to introduce them to basic public health concepts and gradually build practice-relevant perspectives, skills, and experience.
Required Practice Experience and Culminating Project
Students in each major of the on-campus MPH program must complete a practice experience and an applied culminating project relevant to the professional practice of that major. Students complete a practice experience (e.g., practicum) midway through the program and a culminating project (capstone project) in the ﬁnal semester of the program. Students should contact the director of their major for requirement details and plan well in advance for this essential element of their professional preparation in public health.
Admission to MPH On-campus Program
Prospective students seeking admission into the on-campus MPH program must initiate the application process through a national public health application system called SOPHAS (sophas.org). Visit the SOPHAS website and follow application instructions. Contact the GPD of our department if you have questions.
Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Baylor Graduate School for full or probationary status. The GRE General Test is required with a combined total score of 300 (quantitative + verbal) serving as a starting point for consideration. (At least a 50th percentile ranking in each exam area is preferred). An analytical writing score of 4.0 or higher is also preferred. An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 is also an important consideration. International students must meet Baylor Graduate School standards for applicable language testing and scores.