Student Resources

The information provided in this section will assist current Goucher Public Health students. Please review the information/documents posted below and check back for updates.

Required Course Checklist

Review the following checklists with your academic advisor to ensure that you are taking the necessary courses and credits to graduate. If you have any questions, please contact your advisor or visit the Academic Advising website for more information.

Public Health Minor Checklist (PDF)

Applying to MPH Programs

Application to a Masters in Public Health Program is made through a centralized application service; SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service).  Students applying to MPH programs will need.

  1. a strong academic record
  2. a good standardized test score; usually the GRE, but a MCAT or LSAT will sometimes suffice
  3. a well written statement of purpose describing why you wish to pursue this field
  4. 2 or 3 letters of recommendation

Also note that in your application to an MPH program you will also be applying to a specific department; for example Health Policy and Management, Epidemiology, Statistics, Human Genetics, Community Health or Environmental and Occupational Health.  Note that all of these departments will participate in the core course offered for first year graduate students.

SOPHAS

How to find an MPH program

Learn More About Public Health

General Information About Public Health
https://thisispublichealth.org/

Profiles In Public Health
http://www.aspph.org/discover/profiles-public-health/ 

American Public Health Association
https://www.apha.org/what-is-public-health