Master of Public Health

College of Health Sciences
Master of Public Health

Degree Options:

  • Environmental/Occupational Health & Sustainability 
  • Health Promotion

Who Would be Interested in This Program?

  • Prevent environmental and occupational diseases and injuries.
  • Promote public health in your community. 
  • Track and investigate infectious diseases. 
  • Tackle trending global health issues. 
  • Change the world by completing a Master of Public Health degree at Eastern Kentucky University! 

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 2.5 or better;
  • Combined score of at least 291on the verbal and quantitative components of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with a minimum of 143 in each area, or a score of 385 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT); Applicants with cumulative undergraduate GPAs of 2.5 or higher are exempt from this requirement.
  • Submission of graduate school application;
  • Submission of statement of personal and professional objectives (1½ to 2-pages);
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation from employers or previous professors; and
  • For International applicants, a TOEFL score of at least 580 for paper-based test and 237 for the computer- based version, or an IELTS minimum score of 5 on each section and a minimum score of 6.5 on the overall band score.

So that timely progress toward the degree can be achieved, the following undergraduate pre-requisite courses are expected to be completed prior to active participation in the program.

  • Environmental/Occupational Health & Sustainability:  At least 1 physical science plus a physics course; 2 chemistry with lab; 2 biology with lab; college algebra; and 1 microbiology course at the undergraduate level.

Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed?

  • State and Local Health Department
  • Water and Waste Treatment
  • Epidemiologist
  • Food Protection and Safety
  • Infection Control
  • Bio-terrorism Preparedness
  • Health Educator
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Nonprofit or volunteer agencies
  • Occupational Safety
  • Industrial Hygiene within industry and consultation
  • Workplace Health Programs
  • Hazard Communication
  • National agencies like Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • WIC Nutritionist
  • Cooperative Extension Services
  • Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Programs

How Do I Get More Information?

  • Students who are interested in the Master of Public Health may contact the MPH office at (859) 622-6330 or email michelyn.bhandari@eku.edu.

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  • Visit our website at MPH.eku.edu