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Public Health: Nutrition and Wellness (interactive online)—MPH

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This program prepares health professional for service in the church and community to enhance the health of human populations and promote a healthy lifestyle through personal and community efforts. This online degree is unique in its emphasis on vegetarian wellness.

Program length

This 42-credit program can typically be completed in three years.

Application deadlines

The Master Of Public Health program only admits new students for Fall Semester.

Prospective students must complete the application and submit all the requirements before July 15.

Academic requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree: A four-year degree from an accredited United States institution, or its equivalent from an institution outside the U.S.
  • Undergraduate GPA: Minimum 3.00. The entire student profile is considered during the admissions process; students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements may also apply.


The candidate is required to have completed the courses listed below at the undergraduate level:

  • Biology or Physiology or Anatomy and Physiology
  • Two courses in nutrition: One introductory nutrition course similar to FDNT 230 Nutrition or equivalent and one intermediate level nutrition course similar to FDNT 310 Nutrition in the Life Cycle or equivalent.

Provisional acceptance may be granted for prospective students who meet all the admission requirements but without these co-requisite courses, other conditions may be established by the admission committee. 

Admission requirements

  • Transcripts:
    • Domestic and International prospective students who graduated from an educational institution in the U.S. must upload unofficial transcripts directly in the Graduate Application system during the application process. Official final transcripts will be required after admission decision.
    • Domestic and International prospective students who graduated from an educational institution outside the U.S. must provide a WES International Credential Advantage Package (WES ICAP). An unofficial copy of the WES ICAP may be uploaded in the Graduate Application system during the application process. Official WES ICAP will be required after admission decision.
  • Recommendations: Three recommendations are required from professionals—such as advisors, major professors, and employers—excluding relatives. You are asked to provide names and email addresses on the online application, and then recommenders will receive an email with a direct link to the form.
  • Resume or professional history: Information about your employment, research, or special projects.
  • Statement of Purpose: A 500-word essay, including a statement regarding the purpose for the degree, future goals, unique qualities that can contribute to the program and desire to be a part of and be committed to a Christian atmosphere and education.
  • English proficiency: English proficiency: Students whose language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by meeting the minimum scores. To learn more please visit our entrance exams page.

The Office of Graduate Enrollment Management reserves the right to request additional documents at its own discretion.

Andrews University also offers the following dual degree:

Master of Public Health/Master of Divinity—MPH/MDiv. For more information please visit the Dual Degrees page.

Additional requirements for international students

In addition to fulfilling the regular admission requirements, International students with academic acceptance who are coming to Andrews University need to submit additional documents in order to process a student visa. For more information please visit the International Students page.

If you will be pursuing an Online program that requires you to come to campus for an orientation or class please contact the International Student Services for more specific information.


To learn more about tuition costs and scholarship opportunities please visit our financial section.

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