Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2022:

Application Opens: August 18, 2021
Priority Deadline: October 15, 2021
International Final Deadline: October 15, 2021
Domestic Final Deadline: January 1, 2022

Fall 2022:

Application Opens: August 18, 2021
Priority Deadline: January 15, 2022
International Final Deadline: April 1, 2022
Domestic Final Deadline: June 1, 2022

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Prerequisites

Education:

A bachelor’s degree attainment or work in progress. A bachelor’s degree must be conferred before attending SPH. There are no specific course requirements to be completed at the undergraduate level.

Standardized Test Requirements:

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Public Health. Students who subsequently apply for the MPH degree will need to meet stated requirements for the degree at the time of application.

Applying to the MPH Program After Certificate Completion

Many students are interested in using the Graduate Certificate in Public Health as a stepping stone to the Masters of Public Health (MPH) program. The graduate certificate courses will be available to transfer up to three years from the start of the first class in the graduate certificate program. To complete the application process, students must:

  • Finish the Graduate Certificate in Public Health program with a 3.3 GPA or higher and no course with below a B-. Those not on track to finish the program with these requirements may contact the Admissions Office for options.
  • Fill out the certificate transition form with the Registrar’s Office during the final semester of your last certificate course.

Students who wish to apply for the MPH program will be considered for merit-based scholarships. Students are also encouraged to apply for need-based financial aid.

Contact Information

asksph@bu.edu