Waiver Requests

With relevant prior experience and/or graduate education, you may be able to request waivers.

  • EEH 520 Biological Basis of Public Health
  • EEH 544 Field Training

Biology Course Requirement Waiver Request

Students with college-level coursework in human biology, or anatomy and physiology may be approved to waive the biology course required in the MPH program, and can take an additional elective. For more information, contact your program director.

Field Training Waiver Requests

Waiver Requests Based on Previous Public Health Experience

If you are a public health professional with relevant prior experience, you can request a field training waiver by completing Waiver Request for Field Training based on previous public health experience.

To be eligible for a waiver, your prior experience must have been:

  • A public health experience. This may include assessing, monitoring or conducting surveillance of health problems or services in a population; establishing health objectives and priorities for populations/groups; conducting research on population-based health problems; developing policies and intervention strategies to meet public health needs; participating in disease prevention and health promotion programs; or studying the natural history of disease or health-related effects in a population. Individual patient care in a hospital, clinic or physician office setting is not sufficient to be considered public health experience.
  • Relevant to your MPH concentration.
  • A cohesive, focused experience of appropriate quality as determined by your MPH concentration director.
  • Of sufficient duration—at least 120 hours in a single cohesive experience for a three-credit waiver, and 240 clock hours in one or two cohesive experiences for a six-credit waiver.