The Master of Public Health program at UMHB offers rolling admission and the opportunity to for students to begin the program in the fall semester each year. Within one business day of all application materials being submitted, the applicant and the MPH program director will be notified. The applicant will be contacted by the program director if an interview offer is extended. Once an admission decision is complete, the applicant's account will be updated in one to two business days.
To apply for admission to the Master of Public Health program:
- Complete the Master of Public Health application online and submit the $35 application fee.
- Official transcripts from all institutions
attended to be sent to the Mayborn College of Health Sciences Graduate Admissions Office at the address
below or by e-transcript to Melissa Williams, MCHS Admissions Chair, at email@example.com:
UMHB Box 8402
900 College Street
Belton, TX 76513
- There are no prerequisite courses; however, an undergraduate Statistics course and Anatomy and Physiology course are strongly recommended.
- A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA or final 60 credit hours GPA is required and must be maintained prior to the start of the program.
- Submission of a resume is required through the application portal.
- Interview with MPH Program Director once application file is completed and an invitation is extended.
International Applicant Information
We welcome international applicants to apply and be a part of the Master of Public Health program. Below are important details regarding visa eligibility for international students in the program:
- Fully online programs are not eligible for the F1 student visa. The government’s rationale is that if the classes are online, there is no need for the student to travel to the United States to participate in classes. Any student may enroll in the coursework from any country of residence and is eligible to graduate with the appropriate degree. The student will be expected to attend online classes in a synchronous manner at the Central Standard or Daylight Savings times specified by the professor, regardless of time of day/night in the country of residence. The student is also expected to submit all assignments according to the time/date in the United States specified by the professor. Upon completion of the degree, the student is not eligible for the OPT (Optional Practical Training) employment benefit inherent in the F1 student visa.
- If the degree requires an in-person internship, which the MPH does require, the student may apply for a short-term B1/B2 visitor’s visa. This visa allows the student to enter the United States for a period of up to 90 days at a time. The internship may be completed during this time. There is no short-term option for the F1 visa.
- Once the student has earned the degree, he/she may wish to participate in Commencement ceremony. Again, the protocol dictates a B1/B2 visitor’s visa for entry into the United States. Any family members wishing to accompany the student for the graduation ceremony may also apply for the visitor’s visa.
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