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Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree Admission Requirements


  • Completed Application for graduate admission to the MPH Program.
  • Earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course with minimum grades of ‘C’.
  • Statement of intent - Include a statement of professional interest and related goals in public health not to exceed 1000 words in length. This statement of professional interest must include the following:
    • Preparation and background for the MPH program
    • Career goals in public health
    • Basic reasons for choosing a career in public health
    • Special qualities and talents that would enhance success in your public health career
    • Research interests
    • Professional interests
    • Reasons for applying to Saginaw Valley State University’s MPH program
  • One letter of recommendation, preferably from educators or employers. The letter of recommendation is waived if the student is a graduate of SVSU’s Bachelor’s of Public Health Program.

Admissions decisions will be made by the program coordinator.

International Requirements

International students must also provide:

  • Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. The Program accepts a score of 92 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL-IBT), 7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or a passing score on an alternative test as determined by the College.
  • Evidence of Financial Support
  • Passport





Graduate Admissions
Wickes Hall 230
(989) 964-6096

Christine L. Noller, JD, LLM
GC 223
(989) 964-4016

Tanika Williams
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
(989) 461-2050