The MPH degree is Health Policy, Management, and Leadership (HPML) is ideal for recent graduates or early- to mid-career health professionals seeking to develop or advance their careers in a variety of public health or health care settings. This degree is designed for students with a keen interest in using population-based approaches to improve the health status of large groups or populations.
ADMISSION Guidelines (MPH in Health Policy, Management and Leadership)
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a preferred overall GPA of 3.0.
GRE Scores of 150 (Verbal), 144 (Quantitative), 4.0 (Analytical Writing)
TOEFL scores (minimum of 515 Paper-based), (minimum 213 Computer-based), (minimum of 80 Internet-based).
Mandatory Laptop Program
Students interested in applying for the MPH in HPML (Fall Admissions Only):
If you are ready to apply to West Virginia University School of Public Health, the admissions team is here to assist you. Our MPH Program is CEPH accredited, and our new School of Public Health is transitioning to be a CEPH-accredited school of public health as well.
We are also one of the schools participating in SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service). All MPH applications must be submitted through the national SOPHAS service.
In addition to the application, applicants must submit to SOPHAS a statement of purpose and objectives, official GRE test scores, three letters of reference, a current resume/curriculum vitae, and all university transcripts. SOPHAS requires original transcripts from ALL U.S. institutions attended! (Even Study Abroad) Please see each Major’s website for additional application requirements.
There is a $120 SOPHAS application fee. Applicants must indicate their first choice of MPH major, and may also indicate a second choice. A maximum of two choices is allowed.
E-submit your application as soon as the applicant entered information is complete. Do NOT wait for SOPHAS to receive transcripts, recommendations or test scores.
Plan Ahead! Allow up to 4 weeks for SOPHAS to verify grades, process and mail your application to your designated institutions after your documents have been received.
SOPHAS grants fee waivers based upon financial need for Peace Corps Volunteers, McNair Scholars, Gates Millennium Scholars Program, AmeriCorps, U.S. and International applicants.
Applications that are complete will then be reviewed and will be indicated in SOPHAS as accept or deny. Students will receive an e-mail from the WVU School of Public Health regarding their recommendation for acceptance and instructions to complete the WVU Graduate application and pay the $60.00 WVU application fee.
Important: When sending GRE scores for consideration for admission at WVU use the GRE WVU School of Public Health College code: 0157. This is the code that MUST be used, otherwise your GRE score will not be reported to SOPHAS and your application will be incomplete and therefore will not be reviewed for an admissions decision. [There are different codes for other programs at West Virginia University]
Fall Admissions Only:
Fully completed applications received by April 15 will be given first consideration. We will continue to accept applications until June 1, at which time we will review all additional completed applications and accept students based on available student slots.