In addition to satisfying the general criteria for graduate admission to Daemen College, applicants must:

  • Possess a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or above (on a 4.00 scale). Applicants with GPAs below 3.00 may be admitted on a conditional basis if they submit evidence of the potential to be successful in graduate studies. Additional evidence may include letters of recommendation and a personal interview with graduate program faculty.
  • Submit a Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Other graduate entrance exams that will be accepted in place of the GRE include: MCAT, LSAT, PCAT, DAT, GMAT or VCAT. The graduate entrance examination may be waived for applicants in current public health programs or with completed degrees in a public health related field with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Submit a personal letter of application stating the candidate's reasons for seeking a Master of Public Health degree, discussion of experience relevant to public health, and leadership strengths.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from an employer, professional colleague, or major professor which evaluate the applicant's leadership potential and capacity to complete a Master of Public Health degree. At least two recommendation letters must be from an academic professor or advisor.
  • Provide official transcript(s) from all accredited colleges or universities attended indicating the award of an undergraduate degree. International applicants with undergraduate and graduate courses taken in a non-English language must have their transcripts evaluated by a credentialed evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) for an official course-by-course credential evaluation.
  • Submission of an official TOEFL score by each international applicant who has graduated from a foreign college or university and whose native language is not English. The minimum recommended TOEFL scores are: paper 580, computer 250, and internet 85. The minimum recommended International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score is 6.5.
  • Interview with the MPH faculty. 
  • 250 hours or more of paid or volunteer public health-related experience is recommended; however, recent graduates from undergraduate programs with demonstrated commitment to pursuing the MPH will be considered.