Prerequisites for Admission

In addition to the successful completion of a baccalaureate degree, the following are prerequisites for admission to the MPH program in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control:

  1. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 and graduated with a rank in the upper half of your undergraduate class.

  2. Completed an undergraduate program with appropriate preparation to undertake studies in chronic disease prevention and control. Although there are no specific course prerequisites, priority may be given to students who have successfully completed three of the following courses: biology, physiology, anatomy, chemistry, psychology, sociology and health education.

  3. Successful completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test with an average score of 50th percentile or higher. Scores must be no more than 5 years old from the date of application for admission. You can find further details related to the GRE at:

GRE Waivers:

  • GRE is waived for applicants to the MPH program who have 4+ years of public health-related experience. The UTC Department of Health and Human Performance shall determine what constitutes qualified experience for their discipline.
  • GRE or MCAT test scores are not required for applicants holding a doctoral degree from a U.S. institution or for foreign medical graduates who have ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certification.
  • Students currently enrolled in or who have completed a degree in medical, dental, optometry, business or law school can submit their MCAT, DAT, OAT, GMAT or LSAT scores, respectively, in lieu of the GRE. Other professional school exams will not be eligible as alternatives to the GRE exam.

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