Applicants to the DrPH program must provide documentation of successful completion of Masters in Public Health or equivalent degree and three years of verifiable, professional experience in public health or a health-related field.
The School is conducting an expedited admissions cycle for Fall 2018, which has a deadline of June 1.
These materials are required for admission to the DrPH program for Fall 2018:
GRE or GMAT Scores
- GRE or GMAT scores should be sent from the testing agency to Georgia State University. Use the code 5251. Score reports from third parties will not be accepted.
- GRE or GMAT scores must not be more than 5 years old. MCAT and LSAT scores will not be accepted as substitutes for the GRE or GMAT.
- Applicants with an earned doctorate (including an M.D. or J.D.) from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. do not need to provide examination scores.
- Competitive GRE test scores should range in the 60th to 70th percentile for all sections. The School does not have a minimum score requirements, but applicants with scores below 300 are unlikely to be accepted.
- While no minimum GPAs are required, applicants with a cumulative undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.2, respectively, are considered more competitive. The Admissions Committee will also take into account the rigor of the academic program and degree.
- One official, unopened transcript from each college and/or university attended (including Georgia State University, if you attended Georgia State while earning a different degree). Transcripts are required regardless of length of stay or if the grades are listed on another school’s transcript.
- Applicants must have an MPH or equivalent degree and a minimum of three years of verifiable public health employment and experience at the time of enrollment.
Statement of Interest and Professional Intent
The following issues should be addressed in your Statement of Interest:
- Your previous academic and professional experiences as well as any work in the area of health or health care;
- Your career and personal goals and how you believe the degree you are seeking will help you achieve these goals;
- Your specific interest in the Georgia State University program.
Please limit statements to 1 single-spaced page, or 2 double-spaced pages.
- It is strongly recommended that at least one reference letter is an academic reference, especially if your college graduation has occurred in the last three years. Three professional references will be acceptable if you are unable to obtain an academic reference.
- Your recommender should submit a hard copy of the reference letter. He or she should send the Reference Form and the recommendation to you in a sealed envelope with his or her signature across the envelope’s seal. You will then submit the letter and form—unopened—with your application packet.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Scores
- These test scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English.
- TOEFL/IELTS scores cannot be more than two years old.
- If available, include a copy of your TOEFL or IELTS score in your application packet
International Credential Evaluation
Georgia State requires that all international academic documents (transcripts, mark sheets, certificates, leaving examination results, etc.) be formally evaluated by World Educational Services (WES).
Applicants who have been accepted and plan to attend Georgia State University on an F-1 or J-1 visa must submit a financial statement showing the financial support necessary for the cost associated with the first year of study. This verification does not need to be submitted with your application but will be required before you can enroll if you are accepted.
For additional information pertaining to international applicants and students at Georgia State University, please refer to the Office of International Student and Scholar Services website at www.gsu.edu/isss.