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Public Health Nutrition (MPH)

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Program Overview:

Degree Offered: MPH (45 credits)
Fall Application Deadline: March 1
Graduate Advisor: Prof. Arlene Spark
Contact Information:


Applicants who have completed all or part of their university studies in a non-US institution and/or require student visas must submit their applications no later than February 1  to be considered for Fall admission.

Admission Requirements:

You must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for admission.  Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College.
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.
  • An undergraduate major in natural or social sciences, health sciences, nutrition or a related field. Students are expected to present a background in both natural sciences and social sciences. Applicants are expected to have at least 18 undergraduate credits in science and mathematics. The following courses are recommended to all applicants:
      • Introductory Food Science;
      • Introductory Nutrition;
      • Anatomy & Physiology with Lab;
      • General Chemistry with Lab;
      • Statistics.
  • Official score report of the GRE or a prior master's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. (For information on taking the GRE, visit
  • At least one year of work or volunteer experience related to public health, nutrition, social services or community organization.
  • Two letters of recommendation from appropriate academic or professional sources.
  • A statement of purpose of approximately 500 words describing your objectives in undertaking graduate study. In reviewing applications, considerable importance is placed on the applicant’s interest in and commitment to advanced study and professional development.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The following minimum scores must be obtained:
      • Paper Based Test: 600
      • Computer Administered Test: 250
      • Internet Based Test: 75 (less speaking component) 

For information on taking the TOEFL, visit  For information on submitting your TOEFL scores as part of your application visit Submitting TOEFL scores.

Additional Information:

For additional program information, visit the CUNY School of Public Health website.

Graduate Admissions Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm

Fridays 10:00am-12:00pm

Hunter College will be closed on:

Friday, February 12 - Abraham Lincoln's Day

Monday, February 15 - President's Day

*Please follow the Hunter College website for additional college closings

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