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Master of Public Health

Admission Requirements

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Master of Public Health

College of Health Sciences
West Chester, PA 19383

Name: Dr. Lynn Carson
Phone: 610-436-2245 | 610-436-2138

Admission Application Process

Applications for admission to the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in the Department of Health are accepted at any time. Please contact Marlaina Kloepfer,MS,College of Health Sciences Graduate Recruiter at for more information.The following materials are required from all applicants:

  • West Chester University has an online application process. Click here to create an account and complete the online application.
  • One official copy of your academic records (transcripts) from every college and university attended (except West Chester University). Each official transcript should be sent directly to you in the enclosed envelopes or your own No. 10 envelope. Make sure the envelope is marked “transcripts.” The envelope should be sealed with the registrar’s name signed across the seal. Do not open the transcript envelope. If the seal has been broken, the transcript is no longer official and will not be accepted.
  • A written statement of your professional goals should be inserted into the online application. Note: This statement is critically evaluated by Department of Health faculty. It should be a sample of your best professional writing and at the minimum it should include the following information:
    • Which of the four MPH Tracks (Community Health, Environmental Health, Health Care Management,or Nutrition) you intend to pursue
    • How your academic and/or professional background prepares you to study within your chosen MPH Track
    • Why you are choosing this particular MPH Track and how you hope it will help you reach your professional goals.
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons who know you in a professional capacity
  • In the online application, you will be asked about your academic and employment history.

The applicant is responsible for assuring that all necessary materials are received by the Office of Graduate Studies by the recommended application deadlines. While the Department of Health accepts applications at any time, a student's ability to schedule desired courses may be impacted by the timing of application processing. All application materials become the property of West Chester University and may not be returned or forwarded to another institution.

Please be aware that an undergraduate statistics course is a prerequisite for two core courses in the MPH program. Students may begin the MPH Program (without the undergraduate statistics requirement) if other academic requirements are met, however students will be admitted under provisional status. To remove the provisional status and be eligible to register for HEA 520 and HEA526, proof of statistics course completion or the Statistics Competency Examination score is needed by submitting a copy of a transcript or score to the Department of Health and the Office of Graduate Studies.The Statistics Competency Examination is held by Dr. Stacie Metz (

Students who complete HEA520 and HEA526 without the undergraduate statistics course will not able to obtain Degree Candidacy and will remain in provisional status. We strongly encourage students to complete this undergraduate course as soon as possible. If students do not obtain Degree Candidacy they will not be able to complete the degree.

The Office of Graduate Studies ( collects application materials as they are received. When a student's file is complete, and not before, the application is sent to the Department of Health. Departmental faculty evaluate the application then recommend either full or provisional matriculation or denial, as appropriate, to the Graduate Dean. A student is admitted to graduate study at West Chester University only after final action by the Graduate Dean.

For more information regarding the status of an application under review please contact:
Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education
McKelvie Hall, 102 Rosedale Avenue
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383-2600

Voice: 610-436-2943
Fax: 610-436-2763