This articulation agreement is designed for applicants who have completed the prerequisites and will be obtaining a baccalaureate from Shenandoah University. This agreement is available to all students enrolled full-time at Shenandoah University for undergraduate study.
For admission and entry into the Masters of Public Health Program through this articulation agreement, candidates must complete the following for priority status eligibility:
- Submit a completed MPH Graduate Application for Admission for either the Fall or Spring admissions cycle. The deadline for the Fall cycle is typically August 1st; the deadline for the Spring cycle is typically October 15th for admission the following academic year. Deadlines are subject to change and will be updated on the Master of Public Health program webpage.
- Complete all prerequisites required for admission to the program.
- Submit all official transcripts, resume/CV
- Submit two letters of reference (up to four may be submitted).
- One from their academic advisor at Shenandoah University;
- One from a professor, mentor, or person familiar with the applicant’s academic or professional ability. A faculty letter of recommendation is strongly encouraged.
- Submit a personal statement that describes the applicant’s education, experience, and professional career objectives (1500 word maximum).
- Submit GRE results, minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 1000 (old test) or 300 (new test) or higher are considered competitive. The analytical writing portion of the GRE is required.
- A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with all prerequisites completed. A grade of “C” or lower in any required prerequisite course is not acceptable.
- A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 (in a 4.0 system).
Up to a total of five students/graduates per year from Shenandoah University, who meet the criteria for admission through the Articulation Agreement will be granted priority status for admissions to the Master of Public Health Program at Shenandoah University. As with all other applicants, priority applicants must have an on-site interview prior to admission and receive an interview score of acceptable or above.
If more than five students meet the application deadline and qualify for priority status, Shenandoah University’s Master of Public Health Program will rank-order all priority applicants based on consideration of the full set of application materials and the evaluations from the admissions interview. The additional students will enter our regular applicant pool.
All decisions for Admission into the Master of Public Health Program are made by the Admissions Committee for the division.
Students can be given provisional acceptance indicating that some of the admissions requirements need to be completed prior to matriculation into the program. Provisional acceptances are generally offered to those students completing final prerequisite courses prior to the program entry. These students receive a letter from the Division as well as from the Admissions Office that describes/outlines which courses, materials, or other requirements (e.g. – desired level of competency for remaining prerequisites) that need to be completed.
Nothing in this agreement is intended to negate the usual process of student evaluation or supersede final decisions on admissions. After successful completion of the curriculum in the Master of Public Health Program, Shenandoah University awards a Master of Public Health degree.