Master of Public Health Program Application


To be admitted to the MPH graduate program, a student must hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field and have completed:

  • Two semesters of science (such as biology, chemistry, environmental science, anatomy, physiology, and physics)
  • One semester of college algebra or an equivalent course


  • Students must complete the graduate program application for admission into the MPH graduate program (available on the university website)
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended, including community colleges. Applicants should have an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirements, it is possible to be admitted on a probationary status.)
  • Although not required, applicants coming directly from a baccalaureate program are strongly encouraged to take the GRE. A minimum combined score of 295 is preferred: 145 on the quantitative section and a 150 on the verbal section. (You can sign up for the GRE online ( as well as find out about testing centers and dates. If you have already taken the GRE, this site will allow you to request an official copy of your scores.)
  • All applicants must submit three letters of recommendation. These letters should be written by former professors and / or employers to highlight why you would do well in the MPG graduate program.


  • As part of the application packet, applicants will submit a resume, cover letter, and personal statement addressing why they are interested in the program as well as goals upon program completion.
  • A $50 application fee is to be included with the application materials. A fee of $75 must accompany the application of all foreign applicants, except those under university-sponsored exchange programs.
  • The application process will be conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Admission and Scholarship Policies for Graduate and Professional Programs, which was adopted by the 77th Session of the Texas Legislature, and which amends Chapter 51 of the Texas Education Code.
  • All application materials and official transcripts from each college/university attended should be sent electronically to  or physically to:

The University of Texas at Tyler
Graduate Admissions STE 345
3900 University Blvd
Tyler, TX 75799