BHS in Public Health Application Deadline February 15, 2019

The BHS in Public Health degree is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year! Public health is an exciting field of work dedicated to protecting and improving the health and well-being of communities, particularly those seen as the most vulnerable. While a doctor treats people who are sick, public health practitioners try to prevent people from getting sick or hurt in the first place, and promote wellness by encouraging healthy behaviors. The mission of the Bachelor of Health Science in Public Health is to teach students to advance public health knowledge, promote healthy behaviors and environments, address and eliminate health disparities, and prevent disease. We value:

  • Health as a right, and strive to reduce or eliminate inequity and injustice that affects the health and dignity of all people;
  • Diversity as a strength in our education, research, and work as the right thing to do and the best strategy to engage and help the communities we care about;
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration as the key to creatively solving today’s challenging health issues;
  • Critical thinking to forge new solutions.

Admission to the BHS in Public Health program requires:

  • Successful completion of 60 hours (junior standing)*
  • Minimum of 2.75 GPA in first 60 hours*
  • Grade of B- or better in H_SCI 3300*
  • Grade of C or better in Statistics courses*
  • Completed application packet
  • Two recommendations (names and contact only)
  • If applicable, a TOEFL score of 79
  • Commitment to the program’s mission and core values

* Optional essay option is available if the criteria is not met

More information about the program and the application can be found here. If you have questions or would like more information please contact the Program Manager, Melissa Bedford, at DHSPublicHealth@health.missouri.edu