You must apply to each degree program separately and be admitted into each degree program before starting a joint degree program.


MPH College algebra (1050) or equivalent with a grade of B or better is required. A course in statistics or epidemiology is highly recommend, but not required.

MHA - Minimum six months of work experience in the healthcare industry (paid or volunteer) is preferred.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meet academic minimum requirements for admission. The requirements listed are the minimum set by the Graduate School of the University of Utah and do not guarantee admission to a graduate program. Also, each academic department or program defines additional requirements. Applicants are evaluated with respect to university and departmental requirements and with respect to the pool of available applicants.

Graduate Admission

The minimum academic requirements for graduate admission are the following:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college/university,
  • At least a 3.00 or higher undergraduate weighted mean GPA*,
  • Meeting the academic department's admission standards and receiving a recommendation for admission to their program.

*If the candidate has a GPA below 3.0 they must submit a justification letter. This letter should detail why the candidate's GPA is lower than 3.0 and why they feel that they are prepared to pursue the public health degree in spite of their lower GPA. This letter is different than the statement of purpose and will be included with the candidate’s application file.

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For more Information

MPH Program

Kelbe Goupil
Academic Advisor
Phone: 801-587-7896
Schedule an appointment

MHA Program

Savannah Cannon
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 801-581-7785

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