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MPH students in graduation gownsAdmission & Application Requirements

Admission to the MPH program is only available during the fall term. Most students enter the two-year program as a cohort and progress through the program at full-time status. The application deadline is February 1st of each year for matriculation the following August. Preference will be devoted to applicants who submit by the February 1st deadline; however, applications received later may be reviewed.

Preference will be given to assistantship applications submitted by the February 1st deadline (December 1st for international applicants); however, applications received later may be reviewed. Additionally, students applying for Federal Financial Assistance must meet the deadlines for completing the FAFSA forms. Please indicate in your application that you want to be considered for an assistantship through the MPH program and complete the specific graduate assistantship application found here:

Applicants must have a strong undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) and previous course work related to critical health issues and/or health behavior.

Applicants must:

  1. Complete the online Indiana University Graduate Application (for tips on writing your personal statement, visit:
  2. Submit three letters of recommendation (paper or online version)
  3. Submit a personal statement (required)
  4. Mail official transcripts from all institutions attended to the School of Public Health-Bloomington, Records Office.

The Records Office
School of Public Health-Bloomington
Indiana University
1025 E. Seventh Street, Room 115
Bloomington, IN 47405-7109

Graduate Records Examination (GRE) scores are not required for United States citizens with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above on a 4.0 grading scale.

Complete information about MPH admissions may be found at:

International Admissions

International applicants must meet all requirements for admission that are established by the School of Public Health-Bloomington. Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required of all international applicants; official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required of all international applicants whose native language is not English. To be considered official, GRE and TOEFL scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to Indiana University, institution code 1324. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test, or 213 on the computer-based test, or 79 on the web-based test is required.

To learn more about all requirements and the process for international admissions, please visit: