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Public Health - MPH (Manchester)

The mission of the MPH Program at the University of New Hampshire is to provide society with knowledgeable and professionally educated people to enhance the public health infrastructure and the health of populations in northern New England, with a special focus on New Hampshire. This Program targets working public health professionals and recent undergraduates with an interest in a public health career trajectory. The Program is accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH), the national association for the accreditation of programs and schools of public health. The MPH Program is only offered at the University of New Hampshire Manchester campus through the UNH Graduate School Manchester Campus.

Application Information

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Applying to graduate school has never been easier! To complete your application, you will need:

Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.

Deadlines: Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: April 1
  • Special: N/A

Campus: Manchester

New England Regional: RI VT

Accelerated Masters Eligible: No

Supplemental Materials: The Details

Transcripts:

If you attended UNH after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work. However, if you attended GSC, Keene or Plymouth, then you must request and submit original transcripts from those institutions.

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must request one official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. International transcripts must be translated into English. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to grad.school@unh.edu. Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
  • Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.

Letters of Recommendation: 3 Required

After you have submitted your online application and are assigned an UNH ID, visit our online Letter of Recommendation Request Form for instructions and to request letters from your chosen referees. Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, will not be accepted.

Test Scores: GRE Required

GRE required. Waivers may be granted if a person has completed an advanced degree, has taken a different graduate preparation exam, or have 5 or more years work experience in health care or public health. See the Test Score Waiver Process to request a waiver. If required, request official test scores to be sent directly to the Graduate School by the testing service. Test scores more than five years old are not acceptable. Student copies and photo copies of scores are not considered official. Our CEEB code is 3918.

For general information about test scores required for admission into our programs please visit our Test Scores webpage.

Personal Statement:

Applicants are required to submit a narrative which addresses five questions. Please answer each question separately in 250 words or less: Download Special Essay Questions.

Once you have completed your statement, you can submit it:

  • Electronically, as part of the online application process (strongly recommended)
  • Via email to grad.docs@unh.edu
  • Mail a hard copy directly to our office (address at bottom of page)

Resume:

A current resume is required.

Additional Department Requirements:

This program is a part-time only program offered solely at the Manchester Campus.

Important Notes:

Since the MPH Program is a part-time program, it does not meet the full-time study requirement for international students with F-1 or J-1 visas. All applicants are encouraged to contact programs directly to discuss program specific application questions.

Additional Details for International Applicants

Prospective international students are strongly encouraged to go through our international pre-application process and are required to submit TOEFL (or equivalent) examination scores. Please note that TOEFL scores may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.

UNH graduate programs offered at the Manchester campus are not available to international applicants who are currently living outside of the U.S.