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 to the MPH Program, a candidate must:
- Complete the Application for Admission which may be obtained at http://www.lasalle.edu/grad/ accompanied by the stipulated application fee payable to La Salle University. The application fee is waived for applications submitted online.
- Provide 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 two courses. Students who are provisionally accepted must achieve a B or better in each of their first two MPH courses in order to be considered for formal acceptance.
- Provide official transcripts from the institutions of higher education showing all undergraduate and previous graduate study (if applicable).
- Provide a current curriculum vitae/résumé.
- Provide two letters of reference, one from a professor (academic reference).
- Attend an interview with the Director of the program or designee (at the discretion of the Program Director).
- Provide 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.
- Complete an introductory statistics course (including inferential and descriptive), earning a B or better.
Students applying to the MSN/MPH Program must apply to and be accepted into both the MSN in Public Health Nursing Program and the MPH Program.
Important: Without exception, students may not begin practicum courses without submitting:
• Criminal and child abuse clearances; FBI background check.
• 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.
All documents should be sent to the following:
Office of Graduate Enrollment
La Salle University- Box 826
1900 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
215.951.1100/ Fax 215.951.1462