MPH Admission and Graduation Requirements


To be considered for admission, an applicant must meet the AUA General Admission Requirements and the MPH Program Specific Requirements.

Applicants are expected to:

  • Be graduates of a school of medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine or hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing, engineering, the natural or social sciences, or related fields and preferably have two years of practical experience in health care administration or public health service.
  • Present a Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) of at least 79 on the Internet based TOEFL iBT, or a score of at least 6.5 on the IELTS. The test must have been taken in the two years prior to the application date.
  • Present a score in at least the 50th percentile on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) quantitative section. Scores cannot be more than five years old at the time of application.


The MPH program consists of a minimum of 64 credit units in required and elective coursework as specified by the program including the university-wide requirement of the one unit course in environmental sciences. In rare cases, a Certificate in Public Health can be awarded after satisfactory completion of the first year curriculum (Semester 1 and 2) and the approval of the Dean for those unable to complete the two-year program.  In addition to completing the required curriculum, students must also fulfill all university requirements, including a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.  Only electives and courses specifically designated can be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.