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Admission Requirements

The DePaul MPH Program admits students once per year in the fall quarter.  Applications must be completed online by March 1 for eligibility to enter the program in the fall quarter. 

MPH Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required for admission.

Students applying to this program are required to submit the following:

  • ​A completed online application
  • Official transcripts from all previous college coursework. A GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale) is recommended, but not required, for admission.
  • Official GRE scores if GPA is below 3.0. Submission of GRE scores is recommended for students with a GPA of 3.0 or above, but it is not required for admission. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT), Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) or Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores can be substituted for GRE scores.  The DePaul Institution Code is 1165.
  • Responses to the following questions:
    • ​Your previous applied public health experience (250 words)
    • Your reasons for seeking an MPH degree in community health practice (250 words)
    • Your reasons for seeking an MPH degree from DePaul University (150 words)
    • Where you see yourself professionally in five years and a description of the type of work you will be doing (250 words)
    • What is unique about you that the admission committee should know (150 words)
  • Two letters of recommendation: one from a person who can speak to the applicant’s academic performance and one who can speak to the applicant’s ability to work with diverse communities and hold a commitment to social justice.
  • Current résumé or curriculum vitae

Applicants may be asked to provide additional supplemental materials or to interview should the admissions committee require it.

Students educated outside the United States must present proof of English proficiency. The college requires a minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT, 213 on the computer-based test or 550 on the paper-based test. While applicants who meet the college minimum will be reviewed, the MPH admission committee prefers TOEFL scores of at least 96 on the TOEFL iBT, 243 on the computer-based test or 590 on the paper-based test. A minimum 7.5 on the IELTS may be submitted for this requirement.​​

MPH/MBA Combined Degree Admission Requirements

​A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution is required for admission.
Students applying to this program are required to submit the following:
  • Official transcripts from all previous college course work. A bachelor's degree (from a regionally accredited institution), or equivalent, is required.
  • a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) that summarizes your education and relevant experience.
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to your ability to succeed in graduate school.
  • Official GMAT or GRE results not more than five years old with the following exceptions:
    • Driehaus College of Business undergraduate alumni with cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 and 2+ years of work experience.
    • Applicants with a terminal degree (i.e., doctoral degree) and advanced mathematics.
    • Applicants with eight or more years of work experience and advanced mathematics.
    • Test scores are official only when received directly from the testing vendor.
  • ​Students who completed their bachelor's degree in a country where English is not the official native language must provide proof of English proficiency. Students holding an undergraduate or graduate degree from a U.S. institution or other English-only speaking country will not be required to provide English proficiency test scores.
  • Applicants may be asked to provide additional supplemental materials or to interview should the admissions committee require it.​​


How to Apply

  • Online applications can be submitted at​.
  • Application credentials can be submitted through the online application or by email to
  • Additionally, official electronic transcripts can be emailed to directly by the issuing institution.
  • Please make sure your name is on all documents.

Transcripts and other required credentials also can be mailed to: The Office of Graduate Admission, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, DePaul University, 2400 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60614.

​Application Deadline

The MPH program admits for the fall quarter only. The application deadline for fall term is March 1. Upon receipt of the completed application, all materials are reviewed by members of the MPH faculty admissions committee.

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Admissions events include Graduate School Open Houses and MPH Program Information Sessions.​  At these events, prospective students can learn about admissions requirements and program content.  Faculty, staff, and students are also available to answer questions at these session.  You can view the schedule of upcoming events here; we look forward to seeing you there!