Applicants may apply to the MPH program with the following earned degrees from a regionally accredited college or university:
Bachelor of Science,
Bachelor of Arts,
Bachelor of Science in Public Health,
Bachelor of Social Work,
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition.
They may also apply with a Master of Science in Nursing, professional doctoral degree, or research doctoral degree.
To be accepted for admission into the MPH program, an applicant must present the following:
- Official transcript evidence of successful academic achievement in completing baccalaureate, master’s, and/or doctoral degrees, with a minimum scholastic GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students with an undergraduate or graduate GPA of less than 3.0 might be provisionally accepted and may take up to three courses. Students who are provisionally accepted must achieve a B or better in their first three MPH courses in order to be considered for formal acceptance.
- A current curriculum vitae/résumé.
- A personal statement (600 words or less) addressing the applicant's reasons for wanting to enroll in the MPH program and his or her career plans upon completion of the program at La Salle School of Nursing and Health Sciences. An applicant should note any relevant strengths or weaknesses in his or her background or ability to carry out professional responsibilities.
- Two letters of reference, one from a professor (academic reference).
Additional requirements include the following:
- Complete and submit La Salle University’s electronic application.
- Interview with the MPH Program Director or designee.
- Complete an introductory statistics course (including inferential and descriptive), earning a B or better.
Important: Without exception, students may not begin practicum courses without submitting these documents:
- Criminal and child abuse clearances
- FBI background check
- Drug clearances
- Health and physical examination documents (including current immunization/titers)
Please refer to the University’s Nondiscrimination Policy in the General Reference section of this catalog. Admission is based solely upon applicant’s qualifications.
The Master of Public Health Program admits students for the Fall term only. All documents should be submitted by August 15 for consideration. Under special circumstances, students may be admitted up to the first day of classes of each term. International student applications should be completed at least two months prior to the date listed above.
Students desiring to audit courses or take a course as a non-degree student must apply for admission in the same manner as MPH candidates. Students who are accepted provisionally will be evaluated by the Master of Public Health Program Admissions Committee after three courses.
Holly M. Harner, Ph.D., MPH, CRNP, WHCNP-BC
Director, MPH Program
La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA 19141
All documents should be sent to the following:
Office of Graduate Enrollment
La Salle University – Box 826
1900 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199
215.951.1100 / Fax 215.951.1462