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Public Health

Career Overview:

  • Public health administrators promote and protect the health of the people and the communities where they live, learn, work, and play.
  • Public health works to track disease outbreaks, prevent injuries and shed light on why some of us are more likely to suffer from poor health than others.
  • Public health administrator’s responsibilities range from analyzing health statistics within a certain population to finding the cause of a disease and from educating children about proper hygiene to orchestrating a public service campaign.
  • The many facets of public health include speaking out for laws that promote smoke-free indoor air and seatbelts, spreading the word about ways to stay healthy and giving science-based solutions to problems.

Full Public Health Profile

Public Health School Requirements:

  • Completed application form along with a $50, nonrefundable application fee.
  • The applicant must hold a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above, on a 4.0 scale, is preferred.
  • Public health or health-care related experience is desirable, but not required.
  • Evidence of having taken one of the following standardized tests: GRE, PCAT, OAT, AHPAT, MCAT, DAT, GMAT, or LSAT, if the applicant does not hold a health-related graduate or professional degree. The scores must be no more than five years old. Applicants with a health-related graduate or professional degree may be required to submit official test scores upon evaluation of their application.
  • Applicants enrolled in another area of study within Nova Southeastern University must provide a letter of recommendation from the dean or program director of the other college or program, and must meet the M.P.H. admission requirements.
  • All application materials must be received in a timely manner to enable the Office of Admissions and the admissions committee to process the application promptly.

Public Health Program Types:

  • Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
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