College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Public Health > Graduate Programs > MBA in Management/Master of Public Health (MBA/MPH) > Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

​​​Prospective students can submit materials through the LAS application portal at​. Under GRADU​​ATE please select the type of degree you are pursuing. ​​W​hen starting the online application please select the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences application, not the College of Science and Health application or the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business application​. Application materials will be forwarded to the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business for review.

To apply, prospective students must submit the following:

  • Online application and paid application fee (apply either or via SOPHAS)
  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions attended; a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution is required.
  • Essay detailing your business interests and professional goals.
  • Responses to the following MPH-specific prompts: your previous applied public health experience; your reasons for seeking an MPH degree in community health practice; your reasons for seeking an MPH degree from DePaul; where you see yourself professionally in 5 years and the type of work you will be doing; and what is unique about you that the admissions committee should know.
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to your ability to succeed in graduate school, preferably from current or previous employers.
  • A professional résumé or curriculum vitae that summarizes your work experience and educational background.
  • GMAT or GRE scores are optional for the MBA application for the fall 2023 cycle; GRE scores are not required for the MPH program for any cycle
  • If your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, please submit a short explanatory statement addressing your GPA and how you plan to be successful in a graduate-level dual degree program.
  • Applicants may be asked to provide supplemental materials or to come in for an interview should the admission committee require it.
Application materials can be submitted through the online application or by email to Additionally, official electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution and can be emailed to​. Unofficial transcripts can be submitted for the application review. Official transcripts will be required upon admission. For international transcripts, follow the instructions on the International Student Admission Process page; do not send international transcripts directly to DePaul. Please make sure your name is on all documents.

Transcripts and other required credentials can also be mailed to:

The Office of Graduate Admission
College of Science and Health
DePaul University
2400 N Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

International Admission

English Proficiency

International student applicants must submit proof of English language proficiency in order to be reviewed for admission. The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences accepts scores from the TOEFL, the IELTS and the Duolingo English Test (DET) as proof of English proficiency. Students who have previously earned an undergraduate or graduate degree in a country where the official native language is recognized as English may be exempt from the English language proficiency requirement.

To be considered English language proficient, the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences requires a score of at least 80 on the iBT TOEFL with a minimum score of 17 on each section, or at least 6.5 on the IELTS or at least 110 on the DET.

Applicants whose English language proficiency scores are below the stated minimums but who otherwise meet all admission requirements may be granted conditional admission until they demonstrate English proficiency by completing DePaul's English Language Academy program. Requirements for conditional admission are posted on the International Admission website.

Learn more about Graduate Admission.

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