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Application Requirements for the MPH Phase

  • Apply in third (junior) year.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or higher.
  • All applicants must submit the BS HS/MPH application to the MPH program in room HS 202 or 203.
  • Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate institutions attended; degrees earned at institutions outside of the United States or Canada must be evaluated by a transcript analysis service recommended by LIU.
  • Submit a personal statement that follows specific MPH guidelines (click here for guidelines). Must be typed, double –spaced and no more than two pages.
  • Submit two references completed by individuals who can comment on your academic background, paid work, your volunteer and/or community service experience, and your potential as a Public Health professional (specific format must be followed).
  • Submit current resume including paid/volunteer work/community service.
  • Submit Graduate Record Examination Revised (GRE) Test scores. Visit www.gre.org for more information about the GRE revised general test.

3 + 2 B.S. HS/MPH Acceptance Criteria

Guaranteed Acceptance:
Criteria for guaranteed acceptance into the 3+2 track.
ALL of the following criteria must be met for guaranteed acceptance:

  1. At least 24 "liberal arts and science" credits taken at LIU
  2. All required Health Science core courses (as shown on the 3+2 course sequence sheet under Year 3) taken at LIU
  3. Within the same trial of a Graduate Record Examination Revised (GRE) Test, achieve 308 or above as a composite score, 150 or above in verbal reasoning, 150 or above in quantitative reasoning, and 4.0 or above in analytical writing
  4. Have an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or higher and Health Science major GPA of 3.0
  5. Submit two references completed by individuals who can comment on your academic background, your volunteer and/or community service experience, and your potential as a Public Health
  6. Submit current resume including paid/volunteer work/community service

Competitive Acceptance:

  1. Students in the 3+2 track who do not meet all of the requirements for guaranteed acceptance may apply to the MPH program as a "Competitive Acceptance" applicant for review as a "non-guaranteed acceptance" candidate/applicant.