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Health Policy

administrative contact

Rebecca Friend
Administrative Secretary Senior
Health Policy
phone: 304-293-1422
fax: 304-293-6685

program contact

Robert Duval
Department Chair
School of Public Health
phone: 304-598-1826
fax: 304-203-6685

Program Details

Program Description

This degree is ideal for recent graduates or early- to mid-career health professionals seeking to develop or advance their careers in a variety of public health or healthcare settings. This degree is designed for students with a keen interest in using population-based approaches to improve the health status of large groups or populations.

Career Profile

Upon completion of the MPH in health policy, students will be prepared for successful careers as leaders, managers, public health professionals, policy analysts, program evaluators, advocates, or health program managers in a variety of public health, government, healthcare, or other professional settings.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Additional Information

All MPH applications must be submitted through the national SOPHAS service. In addition to the application, applicants must submit to SOPHAS a statement of purpose and objectives, official GRE test scores, three letters of reference, a current resume/curriculum vitae, and all university transcripts. SOPHAS requires original transcripts from ALL U.S. institutions attended! (Even Study Abroad) Please see each Major’s website for additional application requirements.
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ADMISSION Guidelines (MPH in Health Policy, Management and Leadership)
•Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a preferred overall GPA of 3.0.

•GRE Scores of 150 (Verbal), 144 (Quantitative), 4.0 (Analytical Writing)

• TOEFL scores (minimum of 515 Paper-based), (minimum 213 Computer-based).

* School of Public Health Mandatory Laptop program.

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