FAQ

What is the minimum GRE score requirements?
What is the minimum GPA requirements?
How do I apply?
How long does it take to get an admissions decision?
Do you offer online degree programs?
Do you offer night or weekend courses?
How long does it take to complete the MHA/ MPH/ DrPH/ PhD or Graduate Certificate in Public Health?
What are the application deadlines?
Are there any prerequisites required for the masters programs?
Will my application be considered after the priority application deadline?
Do I need to send official transcripts to UNTHSC School of Public Health?
How many students are currently enrolled in the school?
Can I apply to more than one concentration?
Once I have been accepted, can I change concentrations or degree programs?
What is a typical class size?
Do you offer on-campus housing?
What type of funding is available to new incoming master students?
What type of funding is available to new incoming doctoral students?
What is the approximate cost to attend UNTHSC School of Public Health?
Can I transfer credit for graduate level courses earned elsewhere?


What is the minimum GRE score requirements?

We do not have a minimum GRE score requirement, although the average scores for the fall 2016 class were 152 (53%) for the verbal, 152 (50%) for quantitative and 4.0 (50%) for the analytical writing section at the masters level. We encourage you to apply whether or not you meet these guidelines. Keep in mind that all components of the application are taken into consideration.


What is the minimum GPA requirements?

We do not have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) requirement. The mean undergraduate GPA of fall 2016 accepted applicants to the masters programs was 3.4.

Doctoral applicants must have a minimum 3.2 GPA. Although a minimum GPA is required, the mean graduate GPA of applicants offered admission in fall 2016 was 3.84.


How do I apply?

Masters of Health Administration (MHA) Apply through either SOPHAS or HAMPCAS
Masters of Public Health (MPH) Apply through SOPHAS
Master of Science (MS) Apply through SOPHAS
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health Sciences Apply through SOPHAS
Dual Degrees (MPH/MS in Applied Geography or MPH/MS Applied Anthropology) Apply through SOPHAS & UNT Toulouse Graduate School.
DO/MPH Apply through SOPHAS Express
Graduate Certificates Apply through SOPHAS Express
Non Degree Apply through SOPHAS Express


How long does it take to get an admissions decision?

Once your application has been released to our university from the application service and all application materials have been received you can expect the following decision timelines:

MPH Applicants: 2-3 weeks

MHA Applicants: 2-3 weeks

MS Applicants: 2-3 weeks

Doctoral Applicants: Decisions are usually made in late February early March


Do you offer online degree programs?

We offer the MPH Online and our MPH Online – Professional Option online.

Graduate certificate programs can also be completed online.



Do you offer classes at night or weekend?

In person classes are mostly daytime offerings with occasional classes taking place from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A complete degree or certificate is not available through evening/weekend classes.

Students seeking flexible classes to fit around a work schedule are encouraged to consider our online programs.


How long will it take to complete the MHA/MPH/MS/PhD or Graduate Certificate in Public Health?

Time to completion will vary depending on the course load students take. Students have a time limitation of 6 years for the master degrees and 7 years for the doctoral degrees to complete.

Program Time to Completion
MHA (60 SCH) Cohort 5-6 semesters, programs begin in fall and require summer enrollment
MPH (48 SCH) Cohort 5 semesters, programs begin in fall and require summer enrollment
MS (36 SCH) Cohort 5 semesters, program begin in fall and require summer enrollment

MPH (42 SCH) Online                                   students with at least 3 years

relevant work experience

1 (see sequential masters advantage), 2 & 3 years
MPH (48 SCH) Online 3 years, part-time
MPH (54 SCH) Joint Concentration 6-7 semesters, programs begin in fall and require summer enrollment
PhD (87 SCH) 4 to 5 years
Graduate Certificate Programs (15 SCH) 1 year, part-time



What are the MHA, MPH & MS application deadlines?

Priority deadline (ensuring your application is considered for scholarship opportunities) is March 15.

Applications will continue to be reviewed until all seats are filled.

Final deadline is June 1.

Remember to allow up to 4 weeks for SOPHAS or HAMPCAS to process your application and submit it to UNTHSC.

 

Are there any prerequisites required for the masters programs?

We do not require prerequisite courses for master programs.


Will my application be considered after the priority application deadline?

Master level on campus programs will accept applications after the priority date based on space availability.


Do I need to send official transcripts to UNTHSC-School of Public Health?

If you have submitted your official transcripts to either SOPHAS or HAMPCAS you will not need to send additional transcripts to our office. However, if you are offered admission and plan to enroll and did not submit your final transcript showing your degree or coursework completed, you will need to request an official final transcript to be sent to our office.

Certificate and Non-Degree Seeking students who apply through SOPHAS Express will be asked to submit official transcripts directly to SPH Admissions. Transcripts can be mailed to:

UNT Health Science Center

Attn: SPH Office of Admissions

3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Fort Worth, TX 76107


How many students are currently enrolled at UNTHSC/School of Public Health?

UNTHSC has a student population of approximately 2,381 students. This encompasses students enrolled in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Health Professions and the UNT System College of Pharmacy. The student population in the School of Public Health is 376.


Can I apply to more than one concentration?

Applicants must apply to one concentration. The concentration should be referenced in the applicants Personal Statement and should align with applicants career goals.

Applications do include additional questions allowing you to identify additional concentrations or degrees you would accept offer to. Should a seat in your original program not be available using these options will allow the committee to consider you for an alternative program.

Once I have been accepted, can I change concentrations or degree programs?

Current students can apply for a change of concentration, prior to the start of there second semester. Students must be in academic good standing at the time they request a change of concentration and there will need to be seats available in the desired concentration. All requests will be reviewed by the faculty and Department Chairs for consideration.



What is a typical class size?

Core master level courses can range between 20-35 students, concentration courses average 10-15 students.



Do you offer on-campus housing?

We do not offer campus housing but we are located near many residential and apartment complexes. Many resources are available as you begin your housing search.  UNTHSC provides a housing portal for apartment postings as well as connecting with potential roommates. Additional resources will be provided by the SPH Admissions office upon confirmation of your plans to attend.



What type of funding is available for master students?

The Dean offers competitive scholarships & graduate assistantships (GA) to new incoming students each fall semester. These awards are given out based on prior academic performance. To be considered for the scholarships & GA positions applicants must have submitted and completed their fall application through SOPHAS or HAMPCAS by the March 15th priority application deadline to be considered. That means all application materials must be received by the application service well enough in advance for the service to complete the coursework verification and release the verified application to the university.

The GA positions are part-time hourly paid positions with a limited amount of funding for the first academic year. These positions do not qualify for an out-of-state residency waiver for tuition.

We encourage you to visit our Office of Financial Aid for other funding opportunities. Learn more about financing your degree through the Associations of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).


What type of funding is available for new doctoral students?

The School of Public Health offers competitive multi-year funding packages to doctoral students.

Selected candidates receive tuition and fees coverage, a living stipend and insurance provided.


What is the approximate tuition and fees cost to attend UNTHSC School of Public Health?

Approximate costs below are to complete the entire program which includes tuition & fees, course fees, transcript, matriculation, laptop with software (if required) and graduation fees. These costs are subject to change.

Degree Program (SCH) Texas Resident Tuition Non-Texas Resident Tuition
MHA (60 SCH) Cohort (2 yr)

$14,397

$43,797

MPH (48 SCH) Cohort (2 Yr)

$13,952

$37,472

MS (36 SCH) Cohort (2 yr)

$10,882

$28,522

MPH (42 SCH) Online (2 yr)

$13,183

$33,763

MPH (48 SCH) Online (3 yr)

$16,774

$39,430

MPH (54 SCH) Joint Concentration Programs

$15,756

$42,344

PhD (90 SCH)

$23,543

$54,143

Online Graduate Certificate Programs

$4,906

$12,256



Can I transfer credits for graduate level courses taken elsewhere?

MPH or MHA: We will accept up to 12 semester credit hours of graduate course work taken elsewhere with approval from appropriate faculty members for courses deemed relevant. Only courses with a grade of B or better will be considered.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): A student may apply up to 42 SCH of previously taken graduate level courses toward the completion of the PhD coursework (Advanced Standing). Only courses with a grade of B or better will be considered and are subject to approval.

 

This page was last modified on September 27, 2017