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Program Benefits

  • CEPH-Aligned Curriculum
  • Specialized Field Experience 
  • No GRE Required
  • Strong Lasallian Values

Pursuing an online Master of Public Health (MPH) with Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota prepares you to create meaningful relationships within the community and effective health programs. We take into account more than just your GPA, transcripts, and recommendations because we understand that your passion for public health includes more than credentials.

We look forward to learning more about your abilities, strengths, experiences, and future goals, which will all be considered when reviewing your application.

  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale
    • If your overall GPA is below 2.75, you may receive provisional status in the program at the discretion of the MPH program director.

College-level courses (3 cr. each) taken in the last 10 years:

  • Human Biology
  • Statistics or Quantitative Methods

You don't need prior work experience or a bachelor's degree in public health to be accepted, and you can fulfill prerequisites at Saint Mary's University. Prerequisites can be waived on a case-by-case basis.

GMAT AND GRE EXAM SCORESGRE or GMAT scores not required.

You can transfer a maximum of six credits you've earned before admittance to Saint Mary's.

Transfer credits are subject to graduate school and program criteria, as well as the recommendation of the program director and approval by the dean.

Work and life experience are not accepted as credit for this program.


Students with transcripts from universities located outside of the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada (except for the Quebec Province) are required to take and pass English proficiency testing.

Saint Mary's accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 72, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.0, the Michigan Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum score of 74 percent, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 51, or the International Test of English Proficiency (ITEP) with a minimum score of 4.0.


Whether you apply through our online application, via hard copy, or in person with a Saint Mary's enrollment counselor, your application must include the following items:

  • $25 non-refundable application fee: Note that Saint Mary's alumni, students seeking readmission, veterans and active military personnel are exempt from this application fee.
  • Official transcripts: An official transcript issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits must be sent separately and directly from your institution. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota accepts official transcripts electronically from previously attended institutions. Transcripts should be sent to or mailed to:

    Transcript Processing Center
    Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
    851 Trafalgar Court, Suite 420
    Maitland, FL 32751

  • A written statement: Describe your personal background, training, career goals, and experience. Tell us why you're seeking admission to the MPH, what your personal and professional strengths are, and any other personal information you wish to share.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • An up-to-date resume

Upcoming application deadlines for Saint Mary's online MPH:

  • August 14, 2023 
  • December 18, 2023

Applications can be submitted online, via hard copy, or in person with a Saint Mary's enrollment counselor.


Upcoming start dates for Saint Mary's online MPH:

  • August 28, 2023
  • January 8, 2024 
NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCEYou'll receive notice of acceptance approximately two weeks after your submission date.

If you have questions, request more information or contact an enrollment counselor at 877-308-9954. Saint Mary's is here to support you every step of the way.