• Public Health

    Prerequisite Requirements for Professional Schools

    Public health officials monitor the health and well-being of communities, including assessing health problems and hazards, assuring access to healthcare, and formulating public policies related to healthcare issues. Health promotion and disease-prevention are stressed. Public health officials are often trained in epidemiology, biostatistics, nutrition, management, and public policy.

    Jobs are available in non-profit organizations, clinics, government agencies, and industry. Many public health training programs are Master’s-level programs, which can be completed in approximately two years.

    For more information on public health careers, see the ASPH Web page and the 'What is Public Health?' Web page.

    Prerequisites:

    • Prerequisite courses vary by program. Courses in science, social and behavioral science, statistics, and communication are suggested. Check individual programs of interest.
    • Most schools require a standardized entrance exam (MCAT or GRE), check individual programs.
    • Experience working/volunteering in a public health setting (clinic, non-profit agency, health departments)
    • To apply, most schools participate in a centralized application service, SOPHAS.