The Summer Institute is an intensive 3-week session offering coursework in the major disciplines of public health. Courses are taught by School of Public Health faculty and may be transferred to a degree program within the School of Public Health or other graduate programs. Students earn 1-3 SCH for each course in which they enroll.
Summer Institute Admission Requirements
Students may enter the summer institute as degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking. Degree-seeking students must meet all admissions requirements for the program they are entering. Non-degree-seeking students may be granted admission to the summer institute based on the following provisions:
- Hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution; have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or better; and meet the application deadlines.
- The student in this status is required to receive credit in all graduate courses taken and must maintain a GPA of 3.0 on all courses attempted.
- A student who is admitted to non-degree status has no assurance that work completed under this status will be applicable toward degree requirements if he or she subsequently be admitted to a degree program at the Health Science Center. A maximum of 12 SCH may be taken. Completion of departmental graduate courses by non-degree students does not obligate the School of Public Health to grant admission to a degree program at a later date, unless all general and specific requirements for admission to that program have been met.
- International applicants are not eligible for non-degree admission.
- To be considered for admission, the applicant must file the following official credentials with the School of Public Health Office of Student & Academic Services:
- Application fee
- Complete application (download from www.hsc.unt.edu).
- Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
- Interviews on campus or by telephone at the student's request are always welcome.
Admissions Decisions and Deferments for Summer Institute Students
Applicants will be furnished written notification regarding their admission status by the SPH Office of Student and Academic Services. Statements by other Health Science Center personnel concerning the applicant's admissibility are not valid until confirmed in writing by the Office of Student and Academic Services.
Students who are admitted and intend to matriculate to the Summer Institute as degree-seeking or as non-degree-seeking are required to submit an Admissions Decision Form along with a non-refundable $200 assurance fee that will be used toward tuition upon arrival. Applicants admitted to a degree program that do not intend to enroll in the semester for which they applied must contact the Office of Student and Academic Services to request deferment. Deferments must be made in writing and cannot exceed one year from the original acceptance date. There is a non-refundable deferment fee of $300; the deferment fee is due at the time the request is made.
Information submitted in the application materials must be complete and correct. Prospective and current students must notify the proper institution officials regarding any changes in the information provided on their application. Falsification or omission of any information on the application documents will void a student's admission, cancel their enrollment, and/or result in appropriate disciplinary action.
All materials submitted during the application process become the property of the Health Science Center and cannot be returned.
This page last modified January 27, 2011