Preparing for a Career in Public Health

Admission to public health programs is competitive. Master's level programs require a bachelor's or professional degree. Other admission requirements vary, but generally one should have at least a 3.0 grade point average and meet a specified minimum score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Undergraduate Preparation: Undergraduate students can major in any academic discipline, but should have relevant courses in biology, chemistry, psychology, sociology, and health and human performance.