Application to the Program

Tougaloo College students are eligible to apply for the Brown-Tougaloo Partnership in Public Health Education in their fourth semester if they have completed or will complete the following courses by the end of the fourth semester, maintaining a B average or better in their coursework:

  • Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Research Methods in Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Ethics, Medicine and Technology

Students who have not applied in the fourth semester are eligible to apply for the Brown-Tougaloo Partnership in Public Health Education in their sixth semester if they have completed or will complete the following courses by the end of the sixth semester, maintaining a B or better average, with an overall pattern of academic excellence:

  • Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Research Methods in Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Ethics, Medicine and Technology

Applications to the MPH Program must be submitted by either the end of the fourth or sixth semester (see prerequisites above) and are reviewed on a rolling basis from January through May. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. If the applicant is in the process of completing courses required for eligibility described above, the admissions decision will be postponed until the end of the semester so that the grades from those courses can be reviewed. Applications will be completed online through the SOPHAS Express Brown-Tougaloo Undergraduate-MPH application.

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In addition to the online application, the following materials are required:

  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate or graduate academic work and GPA
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from a core JHSUTC faculty
  • A personal statement of understanding of public health and commitment to pursuing a career in public health. Statement should explain the relevance of education and/or experience to pursue a career in public health
  • NOTE: applicants to the Brown-Tougaloo Partnership in Public Health Education are NOT required to submit GRE scores

Applications for the Brown-Tougaloo Partnership in Public Health Education will be reviewed by the standing MPH Admissions Committee, which is composed of public health faculty and other professionals with experience in public health research and practice. In addition, at least one core JHSUTC faculty will provide input and recommendations on all applications. Applicants will be assessed on their academic performance as well as evidence of a commitment to public health through previous course work, independent study, employment or volunteer experience.

After admission to the Brown-Tougaloo Partnership in Public Health Education, students must maintain high academic performance in order to continue in the program. This includes maintaining at least a B average, being in good academic standing at Tougaloo College and meeting deadlines for staying on track to complete all requirements within the five or six year time period.

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