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    Master of Public Health Degree

    The following information must be submitted in addition to the online application:

    • Completion of a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from a U.S. school accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, or from an appropriately accredited non- U.S. institution is required. Applicants who have completed coursework at, or hold a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an institution of higher learning outside the United States must have their transcript(s) certified for equivalency to U.S. degrees or coursework by a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Applicants who have completed coursework at, or hold degrees from, a postsecondary institution in Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, or the United Kingdom will normally not need to have their academic transcripts evaluated and certified for equivalency.
    • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (from within the past five (5) years
    • Personal narrative statement (two to three pages) answering specific questions
    • Three letters of reference
    • Click here for reference form

    International applicants are also required to submit:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for foreign students whose first language is not English. A passing score on the ECFMG English test is acceptable for foreign medical graduates.

    Applicants with a terminal professional degree are exempt from test scores with an active professional license in their field. Applicants who do not possess an active professional license in their field must submit their doctoral transcripts.

    Applicants must submit completed application in order to be considered for a personal interview. Completed applications consist of the: application form, $50.00 non-refundable application fee, photograph, official transcripts, official test score reports, personal narrative statement, and reference letters. International applicants are required to submit TOEFL/ECFMG English test scores and a Silny or WES evaluation of foreign academic credentials.

    MPH/Preventive Medicine Residents

    Individuals interested in applying to the Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program should meet all the following requirements:

    • Complete at least one year of supervised clinical training in a primary care specialty that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
    • Pass Steps 1, 2 and 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE).
    • Meet eligibility for an un-restricted Georgia medical license. (For more information, call the Georgia Board of Medical Examiners at (404) 656-3913.

    All applicants without an MPH degree should submit an MPH online application. In addition to the application, the following must also be submitted:

    • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions
    • Personal narrative statement (two to three pages) answering specific questions
    • Three letters of reference
    • Documentation of at least one completed year of supervised clinical training in a primary care specialty that is accredited by ACGME
    • Scores from USMLE
    • An un-restricted Georgia medical license.

    MPH/PM applicants are exempt from GRE test scores with proof of a license to practice medicine. Application fees for MPH/PM applicants will be waived. Acceptance to the residency program is contingent upon admission to the MPH program.

    Special Status Students

    The following information must be submitted in addition to the online application:

    • See “Application Requirements for the Master of Public Health Degree” for bachelor degree requirements.
    • Personal narrative statement (one page) answering a specific question
    • Three letters of reference

    Application Deadlines


    Full-time and Part-time students: April 15, 2014, for online application and supporting documentation. GRE test scores must be received by the Office of Admissions by May 9, 2014.
    • Special Status Students: June 1, 2014

    Additional information about application materials and the admissions process may be obtained by calling the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at (404) 752-1650, sending an email to MPHadmissions@msm.edu, or sending your request to:

    Morehouse School of Medicine
    Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
    720 Westview Drive SW
    Atlanta, GA 30310-1495

    Acceptance to the MPH Program is based on the profile of the applicant. This profile includes: academic qualifications, work experiences, community or volunteer service, career goals, and the relative strength of each applicant compared to the current pool of applicants.

    The MPH Admissions Committee makes the final selection and notifies accepted applicants. All applications, transcripts, test scores and letters of reference are housed in the MSM Office of Admissions. An application will not be considered until all materials (including test scores) have been received.