Policy for Waiving/Transferring Courses for MPH Students in Health Services
Students may waive out of the SPH core courses (Biostatistics 100A, CHS 100, Epi 100 & EHS 100) if they took these courses at UCLA as part of their SPH Minor. However, they are still required to make up the units with elective courses that are 200-level or above and for a letter grade. They also need to complete a blue petition requesting to waive out of these classes - this petition mist be signed by their academic advisor.
UCLA undergraduate students who were NOT SPH minors but have taken one or all of the SPH core courses, could also waive out of the courses but have to make up the units with elective courses 200-level or above for a letter grade. They also need to complete a blue petition requesting to waive out of these classes - this petition must be signed by their academic advisor.
Students can also waive out of the SPH core courses if they have taken the same class at another university or equivalent courses and take the waiver exam, offered by each department in SPH and successfully pass the exam. (Please note each department will determine if the class that the student took is accepted in order to take the waiver exam.) A blue petition will need to be completed for each class the students waived out of and the units will still need to be made up with elective courses 200-level or above for a letter grade.
Students who take courses through UCLA Extension that are XLC courses are allowed to transfer a total of 8 units into their MPH. If they take more than 8 units, they can waive the class but the units will still need to be made up. Also, all these classes must be taken before they are admitted to the MPH program; once they are students at UCLA they are not allowed to count any classes from UCLA Extension. Students who transfer XLC courses from UCLA Extension must have a grade of B or better.
Students who take any or all SPH core courses during the summer will receive unit credit and will automatically waive out of the class. They will NOT be required to fill out a blue petition and DO NOT have to make up units.
If a student feels that he/she has taken any of the required MPH courses as part of another degree completed elsewhere, he/she can waive out of the class if the academic advisor and program director approve it. However, the units will need to be made up with elective courses 200-level or above for a letter grade. A blue petition will need to be completed for each class.