Requirements

Minimum Academic Admission Requirements for All Masters Programs

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or above calculated using the upper-division coursework  of the bachelor’s degree*
  • Proof of language proficiency for international applicants: TOEFL score of 88 or above for most programs. The MHA program requires a TOEFL score of 100 IBT. Full Information about the TOEFL policy of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is available at OUHSC's TOEFL page.
  • GRE test is required for all degrees and programs. Scores should be sent to SOPHAS by using the code 4244.

Additional Requirement for All MPH Programs

  • All MPH applicants are required to have some mathematics in their undergraduate program. College Algebra will meet this requirement.

Additional Prerequisite Requirements for Some Masters Programs

  • Master of Science (MS) in biostatistics requires some specific undergraduate coursework . Complete information can be found here.
  • Master of Science (MS) degree program in industrial hygiene/environmental health sciences requires some specific undergraduate coursework. Complete information can be found here.

 

Requirements for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA of 3.5 is competitive for most doctoral programs; the OEH Department requires a minimum GPA of 3.30 for the PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health.
  • Proof of language proficiency for international applicants: The PhD program in OEH requires a score of 90 IBT; all other PhD programs require a score of 88 IBT. Full information about the TOEFL policy of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is available at OUHSC's TOEFL page.
  • GRE test scores are required for all PhD degree programs
  • Applicants to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in biostatistics must have completed a master’s degree program in biostatistics or a related field.
  • Applicants to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in epidemiology must have completed a master’s degree program in epidemiology or equivalent.

      Additional requirement for the Prospective PhD student in Health Promotion Sciences:

  • Evidence of writing and research ability must be provided by submission of a writing sample.

 

* The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center uses the 4.00 scale to calculate grade point averages, with an "A" equal to 4.0. An applicant must have a baccalaureate or entry level first professional degree from an accredited university or college and a 3.0 grade point average (4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours of course work applied to the degree. The applicant must be in good standing with the college or university where currently enrolled or last attended in order to be considered for admission in full standing to a degree program. If the applicant's transcript does not identify the last 60 hours, the entire transcript will be evaluated for admission. An applicant who has completed twelve hours or more of graded graduate level course work in an area related to the degree program of interest may be considered for admission. The applicant must have completed the course work at an accredited college or university with a 3.0 grade point average in all graduate work attempted and be in good standing with the college or university where currently enrolled or last attended.