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Application Requirements

Application

Visit RFUCAS to complete your application. Applications must be completed by the deadline for the quarter you wish to begin the program.

Winter 2020 Classes Begin November 16, 2020 Application Opens July 31, 2020 Application Deadline October 12, 2020

Spring 2021 Classes Begin March 1, 2021 Application Opens July 31, 2020 Application Deadline January 25, 2021

Summer 2021 Classes Begin June 1, 2021 Application Opens July 31, 2020 Application Deadline April 26, 2021

Fall 2021 Classes Begin August 16, 2021 Application Opens July 31, 2020 Application Deadline July 12, 2021

Education

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. 

Minimum GPA of 2.75 overall is required.

Professional Experience

Work or experience in a related health or science field is recommended.

Standardized Tests

No GRE score is required.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) may be required.

  • If the bachelor’s degree is earned outside the U.S. and/or U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is not held, demonstrated proof of English proficiency is required via an official TOEFL report that includes a total score and category scores in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Minimum scores for the Internet Based Test (IBT) of 100 or the equivalent is recommended for graduate school with no category score being lower than 22.
  • Test scores must be a test taken within two years of the date from when a complete application is submitted.
  • The language test score requirement may be waived if an applicant has demonstrated academic success as a full-time student at a U.S. college or university for at least two consecutive years, or if the applicant is from a country in which English is a primary language.

Letters of Recommendation

One letter of recommendation is required, two preferred, from professionals and/or academicians who know you well (i.e. pre-health advisors/committees, professors or supervisors). We encourage letter writers to share their contact information. Letters must include a signature and be on official letterhead. Letters must be submitted through RFUCAS.

Transcripts

Official transcripts from each college, university or community college previously attended must be submitted directly to RFUCAS.

If you have studied outside the U.S., you will need to have your transcript/s evaluated for U.S. equivalency using a service like www.wes.org or www.ece.org.

Only official transcripts will be accepted.

Transfer credit policy

The Population Health Master of Science program will accept up to 9 quarter hours of credits earned from an external institution. An admitted student may request transfer credit by meeting the following conditions.

An admitted student may request transfer credit with the following conditions.

The student must:

  • Demonstrate that the course(s) meets and/or contains equivalent core learning competencies for the requested transfer. This must be shown through a course syllabus and/or other official course material.
  • Have earned the credit from a regionally accredited college or university at the graduate level.
  • Have earned a final course grade of B or better for the course requesting to transfer. (RFU will accept a Pass grade if the course is graded only on a pass-fail basis.)
  • Credits earned in an RFUMS graduate certificate program may also be considered for transfer as core or elective credits (for internal RFUMS transfer credits, the total number may exceed 9 credit hours) For accepting internal or external courses for transfer, the 9 QH credits of coursework have to be equivalent to the courses for which they are deemed as satisfying in the master’s degree requirements.

Licensure and Certification

Although it is not required, if you have received licensure or certification as a healthcare professional, please upload a copy with your application.

Matriculation Requirements

Meet the university’s and program’s Technical Standards for Admissions. Be proficient with basic computer skills.