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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:

  • Official standardized test scores are required (taken within 5 years of matriculation – tests accepted include (MCAT, GRE, PCAT, OAT, DAT, GMAT, or LSAT), unless applicant has an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstration of English proficiency by any applicant whose native language is not English or who has graduated from a college or university where English is not the primary language, regardless of U.S. residency status. The standardized tests below currently satisfy NSU’s and this program’s English requirement for nonnative speakers.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): score of 213 on the computer-based test or 79–80 on the Internet-based test
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): score of 6.0 on the test module
    • GMAT: score of 450
    • GRE: score of 306 (new format)
    • Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT): score of at least 500 in the reading section
    • American College Test (ACT): score of at least 20 on the verbal section
    • Test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to the center where you applied. Proof of English-language competency can also be in the form of successful completion of a degree at an approved U.S. institution of higher education.
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • one from a health professional
    • one from an individual (other than a relative), such as an academic adviser, professor, coworker, or supervisor, who is familiar with the applicant’s character, scholastic aptitude, and work ethic

NSU Public Health Program:

Based in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree at NSU prepares you to define, critically assess, and resolve public health problems by applying the theories, concepts, and principles of public health. To meet the rapidly changing needs of health service professionals, including preventive medicine specialists, the curriculum accommodates a diversity of backgrounds and individual career goals.
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