Graduate admission at St. John’s University is competitive and
selective. Admission to the Master of Public Health (MPH) program
in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is based on an
applicant's academic record, recommendation letters, scores on the
graduate record exam (GRE) and other factors that reflect a
student's academic potential and motivation for successful graduate
All applicants must meet current admission criteria, and submit the
appropriate documentation, to be considered for the MPH
- Graduate Admission Application—Submit a
completed graduate admission application
directly to the Office of Graduate Admission.
- Bachelor’s Degree—Evidence of a baccalaureate
degree from an accredited college or university. Official
transcripts are required from each institution attended.
- Minimum GPA— Applicants need to have an
undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a
3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae—Include a current
resume or curriculum vitae with the graduate admission
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE)—Applicants must
earn satisfactory GRE General Exam scores and supply official GRE
scores directly from ETS to the Office of Graduate Admission.
The School official testing code is 2799.
- Letters of Recommendation—Include three
letters of recommendation from college/university faculty or a
previous or current employer. Reference letters should address the
qualities that make the applicant a strong candidate for the MPH
degree program and additional relevant
information. Letters of recommendation are part of
the admission process. The Office of
Graduate Admission strongly encourages applicants to
submit these directly with the Graduate Online
- Personal Statement—Submit a clear personal
statement, not to exceed 1,000 words in length. This
statement should address each of the following topics:
(a) Interest in the field of public
(b) Overview of any relevant public health experience;
(c) Career and professional goals;
(d) Reasons for pursuing a Master of Public Health degree at St.
John’s University; and
(e) Other information that may be of special interest and
importance to the Graduate Admission Committee
Additional requirements may apply to international
students. International applicants are required to take the
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam or International
English Language Testing System (IELTS). Prospective international
students should visit the Office of International
Student and Scholar Services website for more information, or
contact the office directly at: (718) 990-6083 or (888)
accepted throughout the academic year; however, it is highly
recommended that the application and supporting requirements be
submitted to the Office of Graduate Admission at
least three months prior to the semester in which the student
wishes to begin the program. of study.