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Master of Public Health
Admission Requirements

La Salle University is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Application Deadline for Fall 2015: August 15, 2015

Applicants with earned Bachelor of Science degrees, Bachelor of Arts degrees, Bachelor of Science in Public Health degrees, Bachelor of Social Work degrees, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degrees, Master of Science in Nursing degrees, professional doctoral degrees, and research doctoral degrees may apply to the MPH Program. While prior academic and professional experience in healthcare is recommended, it is not a  requirement for admission into the MPH program.

To be accepted for admission into the MPH program, an applicant must present:

  1. Official transcript evidence of successful academic achievement in completing baccalaureate, master’s, and/or doctoral degrees, with a minimum scholastic grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students with an undergraduate or graduate GPA of less than 3.0 may 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.

  2. A current Curriculum Vitae/resume.

  3. A Personal Statement (600 words or less) addressing your reasons for wanting to enroll in the MPH program and your career plans upon completion of the program at La Salle School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Note any relevant strengths or weaknesses in your background or in your ability to carry out your professional responsibilities.

  4. Two letters of reference: One from a professor (academic reference). One from a supervisor.

Additionally, candidates for admission must:

  1. Complete and submit La Salle University’s electronic application

  2. Interview with the MPH Program Director or designee.

  3. Complete an introductory statistics course (including inferential and descriptive), earning a B or better.

Important: Without exception, students may not begin Practice Courses without submitting:

  • Criminal and child abuse clearances; FBI background check

  • Drug clearances

  • Proof of:

    1. Current immunization/titers

    2. Personal Health insurance

    3. Professional liability insurance

    4. CPR Certification

Application Deadlines

The Master of Public Health program admits students for the Fall term only. All documents should be submitted by August 15. Under special circumstances, students may be admitted up to the first day of classes of each term. International student applications should be complete at least two months prior to the date listed above.

New MPH students may earn credits as conditionally accepted students, but must begin the application process by completing the application, and submitting official transcripts and references.

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.

All documents should be submitted to:

Office of Graduate Enrollment
La Salle University – Box 826
1900 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199

215.951.1100 / Fax 215.951.1462

Transfer of Credit

Students may transfer up to nine hours of graduate-level work at the discretion of the Program Director.


Holly Harner, Ph.D.,  MPH, CRNP, WHCNP-BC
Holly Harner, Ph.D., MBA, MPH, CRNP, WHCNP-BC
Assistant Professor and Director

Master of Public Health Program
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1865
Fax 215.951.1896

La Salle University reserves the right to alter or change this information
at any time, without notice.

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