- Environmental Health Sciences (EHS)
- Health Promotion
- Industrial Hygiene
- Public Health Nutrition
Who Would be Interested in This Program?
- an interest in creating healthy places to live, work, and play.
- an interest in promoting community change.
- a background in public health, health sciences, or health administration.
- Desire to enhance your application to medical schools or other professional programs.
- Desire to seek a promotion at current place of employment in a public health/clinical health setting.
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 3.0 or higher are exempt from this requirement.
- Submission of graduate school application;
- Submission of MPH Program application (No specific deadline - Rolling Admissions);
- 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 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.
- Industrial Hygiene: 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.
- Environmental Health Science: At least 1 physical science, 2 chemistry with lab, 2 biology with lab, college algebra, and 1 microbiology course at the undergraduate level.
- Public Health Nutrition: An undergraduate basic nutrition course, which may also be completed during the student’s first semester of program enrollment.
Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed?
- State and Local Health Department
- Water and Waste Treatment
- 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) 622-7566 or follow us on Twitter: @eku_mph or Facebook: @ekumph.