Application to the MPH program can be done online at www.ben.edu Graduate Application, through the Benedictine University Admissions Office, or through the MPH Program Office.
Applicants for the M.P.H. program must submit, as a minimum, the following:
Applicants must demonstrate proof of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and must meet with a MPH Program Advisor prior to registering and upon completion of the certificate courses. MPH degree students must submit a separate application for a certificate. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in certificate applicable coursework is required to receive a certificate.
Applicants must meet the requirements for the MPH Degree Program and also the requirements for the second degree program.
Students requesting waivers for courses completed in undergraduate or other graduate or professional programs must demonstrate sufficient knowledge and competency in the subjects with a grade of B or better; the course must have been completed within the previous seven years. Students must provide the syllabus for previous work and the student may be required to pass a qualifying exam. The waiver request form is in the back of this handbook.
Students admitted to the MPH program receive a letter of notification and assignment to a faculty advisor. The student is responsible for meeting with the assigned advisor for a program orientation prior to the first quarter of classes upon enrollment in the program. The faculty advisor helps students plan course schedules, review graduation requirements, and incorporate public health degrees into career plans. Students should communicate with their advisors periodically to plan their course schedules and to stay on track for graduation. Advisors are not responsible for ensuring students meet university requirements; students have the ultimate responsibility for meeting all program requirements for graduation. Online students are assigned an Academic Program Coordinator instead of a Faculty Advisor.