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Master of Public Health (MPH)

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines- Domestic Applicants (Including Dual Degree Programs)

  • Fall Semester: June 1st
  • Spring Semester: October 1st
  • Summer Semester: April 1st

Application Deadline- International Applicants (Including Dual Degree Programs)

  • Fall Semester: May 1st (Internationals only accepted for Fall semesters)
  • Applications from international applicants will only be accepted for Fall Semester admission, unless the applicant is currently a University of Missouri (MU) student enrolled in another full-time program.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 80 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 550 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6
  • Minimum GRE score: not set
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Public Health Program

  • Personal data sheet
  • Unofficial copies of your transcripts of coursework from all universities, colleges, and/or technical schools you've attended in the past
  • Personal essay
  • Resume or CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • GRE score report
  • TOEFL or IELTS (For international applicants only)

Please note also that the committee may waive the GRE requirement for applicants who have completed a master's or doctoral degree program. Applicants should include a waiver request with their application.

Contact Information

Public Health Program
802 Lewis Hall
Columbia, MO 65211