Admission Information

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What is the application deadline?

The application deadline is March 1, 2018, for the Fall 2018 entering class. Please note: You must submit all required application materials before the deadline.  The online application alone is not enough to meet required deadlines.

How do I submit an application?

Students should complete an online application:

What materials are required as part of the application?

The following materials are required for admission to the MPH program (click each item for further detail):

A completed online application

Application fee

Official transcripts

Personal Statement

Two letters of recommendation

GRE scores (test must have been taken within the past 5 years)  

Where should I send materials that are not part of the online application?

Unless otherwise indicated, all materials should be sent to:

Montclair State University
The Graduate School
College Hall Room 203
Montclair, NJ 07043

The Graduate School compiles all application materials and forwards the entire completed application packet to the Department Admissions Committee.  Please do NOT send materials directly to the Department of Public Health or to the MPH program faculty or director.  This will actually delay the completion of your application packet.

When will I receive an admissions decision?

The admissions committee will not begin to review applications until after March 1.  Applicants should receive a response by mid-April.

How will I find out whether or not I have been admitted to the program?

You will receive a letter, via U.S. mail, from The Graduate School informing you of your admission decision. We do not release decisions over the phone. 

Can I take courses before I have been admitted to the program? What is Pre-Decision status?

Students who have submitted an application for admission to the MPH program, and who achieved an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, may take up to two courses prior to their admission to the program (one course per semester). Registration for specific pre-decision coursework is by permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator only. These courses will apply to the degree program if the student is ultimately admitted to the program. Successful completion of courses, however, does not guarantee acceptance to the program. Students who are interested in taking courses with pre-decision status, should contact The Graduate School at 973-655-5147, AFTER they have submitted the online application and paid the application fee.