Student Admission Requirements
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- A completed online application to the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies at Appalachian State University
- Payment of an application processing fee
- Official transcripts from each college/university attended since high school
- International students need to supply TOEFL or IELTS scores
- Resume and Contact information for three references
Additional Admission Requirements
- Personal Statement/Essay
- Three letters of recommendation
- Volunteer/work experience in a public health-related organization/agency or other service experience
Minimum of a “B” on required prerequisite courses:
Online (with the exception of field-based and research-based practicums)
In order to maintain enrollment status, students must:
- Abide by the Appalachian State University Code of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity
- Earn no more than two final course grades of “C” or lower in required coursework
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
As part of the course of study for the Master of Public Health, students will take part in a
- Field Practicum and
- Practice-Based Research/Scholarly Practicum
Field Practicum Experience:
Students find placement in a variety of health-related agencies to gain experience working in public health on various projects.
Building on the Field Practicum Experience, students will conduct an independent research or scholarly project under the direction of a practicum site supervisor.
Students also have the option to prepare a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal under the direction of a member of the App State Public Health faculty.