Are GRE scores required?
As of June 2021, the GRE exam is required for our MS and PhD in Public Health programs. Other programs including MPH and MHA offerings no longer require the GRE or other graduate-level exams.
Do you accept any additional test graduate level test scores?
Yes. We also accept scores from the following exams:
What is the minimum GPA requirements?
We do not have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) requirement, however, admission to our programs is competitive. To evaluate how you compare to successfully admitted students consider the following scores.
Doctoral applicants must have a minimum 3.2 GPA.
Can the GRE / graduate admissions examination requirement be waived?
Applicants to the MS and Ph.D. program must provide GRE or an equivalent graduate exam scores. No waivers are accepted for this program.
Are there any prerequisites?
We do not require any prerequisite courses.
Is work experience necessary?
The MPH 42 credit hour degree plan requires 3 years of relevant work experience.
The MHA 45 credit hour degree plan requires at least two (2) years of relevant healthcare management or health administration experience. Applicants must be gainfully employed within the field during the program.
Can I transfer any credits earned while enrolled in another program toward my UNTHSC degree?
Students may potentially transfer up to 12 credit hours. Courses must be at the graduate level at a regionally accredited institution and have received an A or B grade. Courses should be either a direct replacement for a required class (matching title/content) or align with our required competencies in a program with elective credit spaces. Transfer credits are reviewed through the Office of Academic Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. This requires submission of your transcript and course syllabi.
I’m an International Student. Do I have to provide any additional information?
In addition to the standard admission requirements, international students must demonstrate proficiency in the English language.
International students may demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting TOEFL scores directly to the SOPHAS or HAMPCAS application. Send scores to SOPHAS using code: #5688; HAMPCAS applicants use code: #B589; SOPHAS Express use code #5688.
IELTS scores are acceptable for SOPHAS applicants starting in 2023-2024 cycle. Follow the SOPHAS Help Center directions.