(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:
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.
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
TOEFL and IELTS
Applicants from countries where
English is not the official language must also demonstrate proficiency in
English* in one of the following ways:
The TOEFL requirement may be waived if the applicant meets one of the following conditions:
- By providing scores of 79 or higher on the internet
based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)
- By providing a score of 6.5 or higher on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
- By providing a score of 53 or higher on the Pearson
Test of English Academic (PTE-A)
- By earning a score of 153 (or equivalent) on the GRE
- By earning a baccalaureate or higher degree at a
regionally accredited institution in the U.S.
- Applicants who earn a baccalaureate or equivalent degree
at a foreign institution where English is the language of instruction (for
the institution and not just the major) may meet this requirement.
However, other related factors (including test scores) will also be
considered. Medium of Instruction must be documented on the transcript or
on an official Certificate of Medium of Instruction from the Institution
English Proficiency requirements. Note: Graduate Pathway programs are not available at College of Public Health