MS in Emergency Preparedness

Master of Science (MS) in Emergency Preparedness



APPLICATION DEADLINES

All materials must be received by the application deadline to be considered for admission

Admission Semester Domestic International
Fall June 1 April 1
Spring October 1 August 1



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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities demonstrating a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above in previous course work for the last 60 undergraduate or the last 18 graduate/post-baccalaureate credit hours completed.
    • FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: Official transcripts or mark sheets of college level work not in English or in the standard U.S. grading scale must be sent to a credential evaluation service for translation. The transcript evaluation must be a course by course evaluation that identifies and describes each diploma or certificate with periods of education and equivalency of each document.  The preferred services are: World Education Services (WES) and Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Other services approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) will also be accepted. Transcripts must carry the signature of a responsible official in which the work was done and the seal of that institution, or must be certified true copies of the original records. If photo static copies are provided, the copies  must be certified after duplication as true copies of the original document. Transcripts should clearly indicate the grades received or the standing attained on required examinations. If transcripts do not show the degree earned and the date on which it was conferred, official degree statements must also be provided.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the last five years are required of all applicants. Many factors are considered in evaluating an individual's application, but many successful applicants will have verbal, quantitative, and analytic writing GRE scores at or above the 40th percentile.
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
  • A one page personal statement describing the applicant’s:
    • Interest in and potential for contributing to the field of public health
    • Career objectives
    • Self-assessment of computer, quantitative analysis, and personal skills and general preparation for succeeding in a public health graduate program
  • A resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States.  Minimum scores of 550 (paper), 213 (Computer), and 80 (Internet) are required.

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APPLICATION  PROCESS

The MS students must apply to UNMC Graduate Studies Office.

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All application materials must be received by the application deadline.

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For More Information contact:
Sharon Medcalf, RN, MEd, PhD
Associate Director, Center for Emergency Preparedness
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health
402-552-2529
smedcalf@unmc.edu

UNMC Graduate Studies Office
Phone Number: (402) 559-6531
Email: unmcgraduatestudies@unmc.edu

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