Doctor of Public Health in Community Health

Program Admission Requirements

Admission to the Doctor of Public Health program is competitive and based on scholarship, letters of recommendation, and evidence of potential success, including:

  1. Evidence of successful completion of an MPH or equivalent degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution of  higher learning in the United States.
  2. Application form and accompanying fee.
  3. One official transcript of all previous undergraduate and graduate work (except previous coursework completed at ETSU).
  4. A personal essay that includes a written statement of career and educational goals, professional experience, and prospective area of interest for the dissertation.
  5. Official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the past 5 years (except for those with a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution within the United States). Preferred scores are at or above the 50th percentile for verbal and quantitative sections.
  6. Four letters of recommendation from individuals who can acknowledge the applicant’s academic, professional, or personal achievement, competence, ethics, and potential.
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