Public Health Education Admission

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Public Health Education program is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University. Students must meet the program requirements outlined below to pursue this degree. Students should declare the Public Health Education (PHE) Major-Interest through Owl Express > Student Records > Declare or Change Major/Minor. For more information, view the Office of the Registrar Registration Policies.

As a gated program, formal admission into the Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education program is based on the following criteria:

  1. Completion of 30 overall course credits including a “C” or better in the following courses: WELL 2000, PHE 2000, and PHE 2100.
  2. An Institutional GPA of 2.5 or higher (please note that maintaining a 2.5 GPA is required for continued program admission and entry into PHE 4750).
  3. Completion of the online Public Health Education application form, which includes the following: 
  • Personal essay that reflects career goals and documentation of up to three hours of public health-related volunteer, extra-curricular, and/or research experience (within the past year - volunteer KSU is a great resource for this).
  • Two positive faculty recommendations.
  • Completion of a current Public Health Education course check sheet (which must be signed by your advisor and includes planned courses of study).
  • Appropriate academic and professional behavior exhibited in classes, academic and field-related experiences, and in interactions with peers, faculty, staff, and community members as documented in PHE Student Dispositions, instructors’ feedback, and additional documentation when applicable.

The required Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education program application materials should be completed in consultation with the student’s assigned academic advisor to review and verify academic records and to plan courses of study.


  • Fall Semester (October 1)
  • Spring Semester (March 1)
  • Summer Semester (August 1)
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