Waiver of Core Courses

Students may petition the appropriate department chair to have the core course for that department waived on the basis of coursework performed elsewhere or in a comparable professional experience. The petition is initiated via a “Request for Transfer Credit or Waiver” form, which is completed and submitted to the SPH Registrar’s Office.

Students may be asked to demonstrate their proficiency in the course(s) for which the waiver(s) is being requested.

Students are not awarded credit for the waived course nor does the waived course reduce the number of credits (48) that must be earned toward the Master of Public Health degree. Rather, this allows students to take upper-level courses to attain the credits needed.