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Admissions Test Information

(Also refer to the USF Graduate Catalog (http://www.grad.usf.edu/catalog.php) section 4: Graduate Admissions.)


The following pertains to MPH, MSPH, PhD and DrPH applicants:
All applicants must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or have taken an equivalent admissions examination within the five years preceding application and must meet the following criteria.
  • Equivalent exams include the GMAT, MCAT, DAT or PCAT.
  • LSAT is not accepted in lieu of the GRE.
  • Although there are no required minimum scores, the applicant’s GRE score will be compared to the applicant pool and the national GRE norms.
Applicants who have a terminal degrees such as the PhD, ScD or EdD, and those with advanced professional degrees (MD, DDS, DO, DVM, JD, PharmD, DPT) from accredited institutions and who are individually licensed in the United States in their profession may request to waive the GRE (https://usfhealth.app.box.com/s/ievl84vasytoc20u3s9xsw59r44fdiyk).  The GRE waiver is not automatic and must be approved by the College of Public Health.


Applicants whose native language is not English or who have not earned a degree in the United States must also submit TOEFL scores earned within two (2) years of the desired term of entry. A minimum total score of 79 on the internet-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 550 on the paper-based test are required. Applications submitted with TOEFL scores that do not meet the minimum requirements will be denied with no exceptions.

The TOEFL requirement may be waived if the applicant meets one of the following conditions:

English Proficiency requirements. Note: Graduate Pathway programs are not available at College of Public Health