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  School of Public Health 2022-2024 Admission Requirements  


The Rutgers School of Public Health does not discriminate in admissions or access to its programs and activities on the basis of race/color, ethnicity, national origin, religion/creed, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status.

Applications for admission to Rutgers School of Public Health are encouraged from qualified college graduates with a baccalaureate degree (for master's programs) and a master's degree (for doctoral programs) who desire training in the disciplines of public health and who have realistic plans for utilizing what they learn. Most students are admitted in matriculated status in the master of public health (M.P.H.), master of science (M.S.), doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.), and doctor of public health (Dr.P.H.) degree programs.

Applicants are accepted to a specific concentration at one of our locations (Newark or New Brunswick). Upon receipt of an acceptance letter, students are required to send a nonrefundable seat deposit, which is applied to the first tuition bill when the student registers.

A smaller number, often those not meeting all of the admissions criteria, are admitted in nonmatriculated status. These students normally are permitted to take up to 12 credits of coursework and, if they achieve a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better, to matriculate in the M.P.H. program. The school also accepts visiting students and certificate students for limited amounts of coursework.

Applications are administered through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) except for students in an articulate degree, dual-degree, residency, or fellowship programs, as well as those having Rutgers faculty status, and students applying to a certificate program. If you fall into any of these categories, please contact the School of Public Health location of interest directly.

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