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How to be a Successful Applicant for the School of Public Health

Interested in applying to UC Berkeley School of Public Health? Here are a few pointers when applying to the Nutrition Program:

  • Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree that ideally includes some coursework in food and nutrition sciences, human biology, biochemistry and/or physiology.
  • Candidates should have paid or volunteer public health or nutrition-related work experience to strengthen and support their interests in working in this field.
  • Excellent GRE scores and grades from nationally or internationally recognized undergraduate institutions.
  •  Cultural competence and demonstrated knowledge of and interest in other cultures and languages.
  •  Communication skills – demonstrated in the Statement of Purpose – that reflect an understanding of what public health is and why you want to specialize in Public Health Nutrition.
  •  Critical thinking ability with an analytical approach to solving current issues in Nutrition and Public Health.
  •  Enthusiasm for and commitment to making a contribution to the public’s health as reflected in your Statement of Purpose.
  •  Letters of recommendation that attest to the applicant’s qualities in the areas mentioned above.

1 Comment

  1. Ladi ezike says:

    I am interested in PHN because of my passion in applying Nutrition to help the malnourished survive

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