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JPHCOPH Application FAQs

Is there a minimum GPA requirement for admission?

Please visit the JPHCOPH Degrees page to find specific admission requirements for each program.

What are the minimum GRE scores required?

Please visit the JPHCOPH Degrees page to find specific admission requirements for each program.

How is the admission decision made?

Admission into the graduate programs within the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health (JPHCOPH) is competitive and decisions are based on the application as a whole.

What is the SOPHAS application fee?  Is there a waiver?

This information is on the SOPHAS Frequently Asked Questions page.

Where should my official transcripts be sent?

Please visit the JPHCOPH Degrees page to find specific admission requirements for each program.

Who should I get to provide recommendations?

Please visit the JPHCOPH Degrees page to find specific admission requirements for each program.

What information must be included in my Statement of Purpose and how long should it be?

Please visit the JPHCOPH Degrees page to find specific admission requirements for each program.

How will I know if my materials have been received?

SOPHAS applicants can check to see which documents have been received by logging into the SOPHAS Applicant Portal and clicking on “Check Status”.

How can I check on my application status?

SOPHAS applicants can check to see which documents have been received by logging into the SOPHAS Applicant Portal and clicking on “Check Status”.

What are the SOPHAS application deadlines?

Visit the JPHCOPH Application Deadlines for the various application deadlines.

How long does it take to make an application decision?

The entire admissions application process can take up to ten (10) weeks.  (Note: Processing times vary throughout the cycle, therefore this timeline may not apply to every applicant’s situation.)

  • SOPHAS Timeline – To ensure your application is mailed (sent) to JPHCOPH on time, all materials should be received by SOPHAS at least four (4) weeks prior to the JPHCOPH application deadline date. Once your application is considered complete, it can take up to four (4) weeks to be processed and verified by SOPHAS.
  • Georgia Southern University Timeline The JPHCOPH does not review an application until every official document has been received and verified by SOPHAS.  It can take up to six (6) weeks for a completed application to be processed.

Note:  It is highly recommended that you request official transcripts/foreign evaluations, test scores, and reference letters at least eight (8) weeks prior to the JPHCOPH application deadline date.

What is the policy for transfer of credits?

Students may request that up to, but no more than, six graduate credit hours be applied toward their degree. Transfer credit must also satisfy the same requirements as courses taught within the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health (e.g., minimum grade of “B”), be consistent with the student’s approved program of study, received from a regionally accredited college or university and earned no more than 7 years prior to the degree completion date. Courses used for a previously earned degree cannot be transferred. Thesis and dissertation credits cannot be transferred. The student must provide documentation in support of equivalence, including a course syllabus and official transcript.

Is there a degree time limit?

All requirements must be completed within seven academic years from the date of first enrollment for study following admission to the program as degree-seeking. For transfer students, the seven-year time limit commences with the earliest semester during which transfer credit was earned.

How much does tuition cost and how can I check on my financial aid process?

Visit http://businesssrvs.georgiasouthern.edu/bursar/office-of-student-accounts/ for tuition costs by semester. Look under Professional Programs, Distance Education, and Online Programs for tuition costs for your degree of interest. To check your financial aid status visit http://em.georgiasouthern.edu/finaid/ or call the Financial Aid Office at 912-478-5413.

Where and what time are classes held?

All classes are held on campus in Statesboro, GA. Traditional, face-to-face courses are typically held Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Some courses are taught in a hybrid format with an online component and face-to-face component.

Do you offer any classes online?

Some courses may have sections that are taught online from time-to-time.

Am I required to attend a New Student Orientation?

Yes, all new students must attend a Mandatory New Student Orientation. The orientation is always held the Friday before classes begin, Fall and Spring semesters. Times will be announced to all new students prior to the orientation days.

When is the Intent to Enroll Form due?

Upon acceptance to the JPHCOPH, students will be asked to complete the Intent to Enroll Form. The form is due approximately one (1) month before the semester begins.

What should I do if I would like more information or have questions about a degree program?

Please contact Shamia Garrett with general questions at JPHCOPH‑GradAdvisor@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 8/22/2017