What GRE scores do you accept?

The MSHPM program does not require the GRE or GMAT exam scores for application to the program since GRE/GMAT scores are only one of many factors considered for admittance. However, high GRE scores will reflect well upon the applicant.

Where will I be interning?

Internship locations are identified specifically by the student based upon their academic, professional, and personal interests. The student will also coordinate the internship after receiving approval from the Director of the MSHPM program. 

When are classes held?

All classes are held in the evenings from 6:30-9:20 PM, Monday through Thursday (unless otherwise noted).

How many classes will I take per semester?

A mix of Health Promotion and Cox business classes will be taken each semester. Students will attend no more than three classes at a time. Cox Business classes follow an A/B Module semester structure, which consists of Mod A courses being taught for the first eight weeks of the semester and Mod B courses being taught for the second eight weeks of the semester. This happens in both Fall and Spring semesters; Summer semesters are different.

Can I work full-time while going to school?

Yes, the program is designed for students who work full-time or part-time or may have other responsibilities to take care of during the day.

Do I need a business background?

No, a business background is not necessary to apply to the MSHPM program.  However, a strong understanding of business concepts will serve a student well in their Cox business classes.

Do I need a medical background?

No, a medical background is not necessary to apply to the MSHPM program.

Does the MSHPM program offer professional development opportunities/programs?

Yes, students can participate in a mentorship program. Each participating student will be paired with a current industry expert, an alumni of the program, or a current faculty member within the student's area(s) of interest.

Are there any scholarship opportunities?

Currently, there are no scholarships available for the MSHPM program. 

How much is tuition?

Tuition rates change from year to year. More information on current tuition rates, including student fees, can be found at the SMU Bursar's webpage.