The MPH degree introduces students into the “science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities”. Our program will provide you with the necessary knowledge to become a leading public health professional. All applicants for the Master in Public Health Program of the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine must meet the following admission criteria:

Eligibility Criteria:

The MPH Program at SJBSM requires from all applicants a bachelor’s degree from an educational college or university accredited by the Council on Higher Education of Puerto Rico or by an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education; with a General Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 or higher (of a maximum scale of 4.00).

Initial Application:

The following documents are required to begin with the admissions process:

  • Application form available online and/or at our Admissions Office.
  • Official results of the Admission Test for Post Graduate Studies (EXADEP) and Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). Both the EXADEP and the GRE must have five (5) years of validity from the date it was taken to be used to apply for admission.
  • Application fee of $100.00 (non- refundable certified check or money order payable to San Juan Bautista School of Medicine)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement or essay explaining applicants interest in studying a MPH degree (maximum of 500 words)
  • Negative Criminal Record Report
  • Curriculum vitae or Resume

Personal Interview:

In addition to the admission documents, the individual interview plays an important role. This interview will take into account the candidate language skills, interpersonal characteristics, and communication skills.  To be considered for interview the applicant must have submitted all the documents described above and must meet the admissions requirements. Appointment for an interview does not guarantee admission; it is a part of the overall process.

Final Decision:

To make the final decision regarding admission the Admissions Committee takes into consideration the following components: academic record, admission test scores, language and communications skills and interpersonal characteristic, professional experience, participation in community and scientific activities, and motivation to become a public health professional.

Required documents upon acceptance:

 If the applicant is accepted, he/she must submit the following documents:

  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Health Certificate
  • Immunization Certificate (PVAC – 3 Form)
  • Physician’s Report
  • One “2 x 2“photo

Our mailing address is:

San Juan Bautista School of Medicine

Admissions Office

PO Box 4968

Caguas, PR 00726-4968

More information about the core educational competencies for our public health students is available in our SJBSM Catalog.