Dr. Buchanan and students

The Community Health Education concentration in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy offers advanced graduate degree programs to prepare public health professionals to design and implement programs to assist all people to participate in their life situations to the fullest extent of their capabilities. Consideration for admission is based of 4 key components of one’s application: (1) undergraduate GPA, (2) prior work experience, (3) letters of reference, and (4) one’s personal statement. All 4 elements are carefully considered to gain as well-rounded a picture of the applicant as possible.

NOTE: Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are not required and will not be considered or reviewed by our admissions committee.

To apply to the M.S., M.P.H., or Ph.D. program, please visit the SOPHAS website.

Please send any general questions regarding admissions to Katie Fetros by email at For more specific questions regarding the Community Health Education program in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, contact the faculty on our Admissions Committee by email at