Invitational MPH Program

Applicants for the Invitational MPH program are required to submit an application through the ApplyYourself system.  For application instructions, refer to this web page.  Please note that the following items may be required as part of the application process:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
    • Official transcripts will be obtained from the AACOMAS, PharmCAS, or CASPA applications when possible.  Separate transcripts for coursework completed after submission of those applications will be required.  You may include copies of your transcripts with your ApplyYourself application or have them emailed to admit@tu.edu.  
  • Three letters of recommendation.  One recommendation must be from a professor/instructor who taught you in a course for which you received a grade.  The two remaining recommendations may be from any source, excluding family members.
    • At your request (emailed to Ms. Naisha Bible, naisha.bible@tu.edu), the Office of Admissions will copy your AACOMAS, PharmCAS, or CASPA application into your MPH applicant file to satisfy this requirement for the application process.
    • Letters of recommendation are used for admissions purposes only and do not become part of the official academic record.

Application Review

Applicants for whom all application materials are received will be notified via email that their application is complete.  Once complete, applications are reviewed by the Admissions and Standards Committee based, in part, on the following criteria:

  • Academic Performance
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Relevant Experience/Exposure
  • Fit to Mission

Candidates are not required to attend a formal interview. 

In addition to those listed above, the following requirements apply to all applicants for all options:

Citizenship Requirement. All applicants, including graduates of foreign institutions, must hold either U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status at the time of application. Candidates with pending citizenship or permanent residency will not be considered.

Degree Requirement. A Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution is required prior to the first day of mandatory orientation.

Requirement for Graduates of non-U.S. Institutions. Graduates of non-U.S. institutions must submit an official transcript evaluation from a recognized agency, clearly indicating that the foreign degree should be considered equivalent to a Bachelors Degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. Full requirements for transcript evaluations may be found on our transcript evaluation page.

Minimum GPA. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better is required to apply to this program.

Course Requirements. The Public Health Program does not require any specific coursework prior to matriculation. A background in the social sciences and experience with statistical methods, however, may be useful. The GRE is not required.

Notification of Decision 

Decisions are typically rendered within two to three weeks of the receipt of all application materials. Notifications are then sent via U.S. Mail and/or email shortly thereafter. Accepted candidates are required to submit a non-refundable acceptance deposit which is typically due no more than two weeks from the date on the letter of acceptance. Upon matriculation, the deposit is credited towards the first semester tuition. 

Multiple Deposit Policy 

Applicants to Touro University California (TUC) may also choose to apply to and submit seat deposits for other programs located within TUC or the greater Touro College and University System (TCUS).  TUC applicants who have deposits at one or more TUC or other TCUS programs will be given until April 15th (for Summer starts) or June 1st (for Fall starts) to decide which program they wish to attend and will be required to withdraw from all other TUC/TCUS program to which they have deposited.  TUC applicants who are accepted and who submit seat deposits after April 15th (for Summer starts) or June 1st (for Fall starts) will be required to immediately withdraw from any other TUC/TCUS program to which they have deposited. 

Background Checks 

Incoming and current students may be required to submit to a background check either prior to or during their enrollment at Touro University California. Facts uncovered as a result of a background check which could preclude licensure and/or practice in the profession may impact the students ability to begin or continue their education and the University. Details are provided with the letter of acceptance. 

Admissions Office Correspondence with Candidates 

Unless otherwise noted, all correspondence is conducted via email. Please be certain that you are able to receive emails from @tu.edu addresses and be sure to monitor your junk mail folder.