Admission requires evidence of quantitative abilities and a commitment to public health through previous course work, independent study, and/or professional experience. Applications may be completed online through the SOPHAS (centralized application service for public health) available at hofstra.edu/gradapply or SOPHAS.org.
Admission to the program is based on a comprehensive review of multiple criteria, including the following:
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
Official transcripts for all undergraduate, graduate and/or medical school academic work.
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all course work.
Three letters of recommendation.
Written personal statement identifying areas of interest and reasons for seeking advanced training in public health
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. (Other standardized test scores – e.g., MCAT, GMAT, LSAT— may be substituted. Medical school graduates are waived from this requirement; graduates with other terminal degrees may also be waived from this requirement.) Contact Graduate Admission for more information. The Hofstra SOPHAS GRE code is 1238.
For international applicants, TOEFL scores are required.
There is no application deadline. Applications are reviewed as they become complete on the centralized application system, SOPHAS. Please note our program can accommodate 25 students each Fall and 10 each Spring so it is advised that you apply at least 3 months before the start of the new term.