Admission to the Public Health and IPCR Dual Degree Program

Admission to this dual degree program requires the applicant to meet the admission criteria for both the M.P.H. program and the IPCR program.

Admission to the Master of Public Health Program

The following program-specific requirements must be met:

1. A completed graduate application including personal statements, to be completed online at www.arcadia.edu/gradapp.

2. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a recommended GPA of 3.0 or better in the major course of study.

3. One official transcript from each college, university or professional school attended. Transfer credits included on a transcript must include grades earned; if not, an official transcript from the original school must be submitted. Transcripts must be sent from the issuing school in a sealed envelope and contain the appropriate signatures and seals to be considered official.

4. Three letters of recommendation, at least one from a professor (if a recent graduate) and one from a health professional.

5. Test scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), taken within the last five years. Test scores are not required for students with an earned graduate degree in a related field.

6. Knowledge of the profession through work or volunteer experience.

7. International applicants should visit www.arcadia.edu/international for detailed information on admission requirements and application procedures. TOEFL/IELTS results are required for all students for whom English is a second language or who have not earned degrees or diplomas from post-secondary institutions in English-speaking countries (e.g. the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand). A course-by-course evaluation of all transcripts by an independent evaluation service based in the United States also is required.

Admission to the IPCR Master's Degree Program

Program-Specific Admissions Requirements: Arcadia University welcomes applications for this program from college graduates of all majors, especially those who have demonstrated scholastic excellence and a commitment to international peace and conflict resolution. Related experience and achievements, either domestic or international, also are desirable. The program requests the following from applicants:

  • An International Peace and Conflict Resolution application, including personal statements, to be completed online at www.arcadia.edu/gradapp.
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a recommended GPA of 3.0 or better and a major in Peace Studies, Political Science, History, Modern Languages, Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Religion or another liberal arts discipline. Students with undergraduate majors in Biology and Environmental Science also are encouraged to apply.
  • One official transcript from each college, university or professional school attended. Transfer credits included on a transcript must include grades earned; if not, an official transcript from the original school must be submitted. Transcripts must be sent from the issuing school in a sealed envelope and contain the appropriate signatures and seals to be considered official.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons who are able to judge the applicant's qualifications to undertake graduate work abroad. At least one recommendation must be from a professor.
  • A personal interview usually is required, but a phone interview may be substituted at the discretion of the program Director.
  • International applicants should visit www.arcadia.edu/international for detailed information on admission requirements and application procedures. Official results from the TOEFL or IELTS are required for all students for whom English is a second language except for nonnative speakers of English who hold degrees or diplomas from postsecondary institutions in Englishspeaking countries (e.g. the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand). A course-by-course evaluation of all transcripts by an independent evaluation service based in the United States also is required. GREs are not required for admission. In exceptional cases, after reviewing an applicant's academic record and nonacademic experience, in exceptional cases the Director may waive one or more prerequisites.

Application Deadline

Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting February 1. Those reviewed after February 1 will be reviewed based on availability of space in the attending class. Classes typically fill in early spring, so applicants are encouraged to apply by the February 1 deadline.

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