Admission Requirements for the MPH Program

  • Submission of the “Application for Graduate Admission” and payment of the application fee to the Marshall University Graduate College.
  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.  Waivers to the GPA requirement may be made in very exceptional circumstances, such as when prior satisfactory graduate school performance has been demonstrated.
  • Submission of the application to the MPH program, including personal statement not to exceed two pages in length.
  • Receipt of official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions by the Graduate College of Marshall University, and official transcripts of other coursework as the program may require.
  • Submission of three (3) letters of recommendation. At least two must be from previous faculty if the applicant has engaged in full-time post-secondary study in the previous five years.
  • Resume

Note: Students are admitted into the MPH program during the fall and spring semesters, respectively.

How your Application is Evaluated

We consider the totality of each applicant’s credentials including previous academic record (GPA & rigor of academic program/major).  However, many other factors are critically important, including each applicant’s experience or work history, and commitment to a career in public health. An applicant’s strength of academic preparation, experience or other attributes can make for a particularly desirable fit which may offset other weaknesses in an application.


First, you should submit the Graduate College Application.  This ensures that a file is immediately created and your application material processing is expedited. Simply go directly to the Admissions website to begin the application process.

Please note the following:

  • You will need to first register with a username and password.
  • The location of enrollment is “Huntington”.
  • The major is “Public Health”, and the code for the Master of Public Health is “GHAØ” (a zero at the end).

Please note that all materials for your application must be submitted through the Marshall University Graduate Admissions office.  We receive only complete applications for review, so please make sure you have submitted all materials.

To ensure you know when all your materials have been received, we will email you as soon as we have a complete application file.

Please write or call if we may assist you in the application process!

Contact: Anthony T. Woart, MBA, MA, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Public Health