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The Master of Public Health program has specific requirements for admission.

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    New students may start the MPH program each Fall Semester. We review applications on a rolling basis as they are submitted and notify students of their admission status approximately 2-4 weeks upon submission. However, to ensure an optimal amount of time for students to be admitted and registered for classes comfortably before the start of the semester, the final deadline to apply for MPH program is August 1 for Fall Semester.

    For details about academic term dates, you may view EWU's full semester academic calendar here.

    Admission Requirements

    1. Minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester credits of post-secondary coursework (for possible exceptions, see "Admission Based on Work Experience" below)

    2. A current résumé

    3. Three short career plan essays answering the following questions (2000-character limit per question):

    4. Contact information for 3 professional or academic references willing to provide letters of recommendation

    5. Basic Statistics class or equivalent in current job duties

    6. Technical/Scientific writing course at the 300/400 level

    7. Complete EWU's Graduate Programs application form. The EWU Graduate Programs Office collects a $75 application fee.

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      Additional Optional Items:

      1. Graduate Service Appointment Application

      2. Proof of a healthcare credential if it is possessed

      Admission Decisions

      Based on the criteria described above:

      Admission Based on Work Experience

      Applicants whose GPA is less than 3.0 and who have at least 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public health may also be offered regular admission.

      Admission is based on the following:

      1. Evidence of having obtained a bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution
      2. An essay demonstrating critical thinking skills
      3. A statement of intent demonstrating a level of knowledge and intellectual maturity appropriate to the proposed field of graduate study
      4. Evidence of professional success in Public Health

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      Contact Information

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      668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Rm. 236
      Spokane, WA 99202

      phone: 509.828.1252
      fax: 509.828.1285

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