There has been a lot of talk about the MPH and the different benefits and drawbacks of attaining this degree. My question is, do you need applicable work experience to gain admissions to one of these programs? If so, what constitutes applicable experience? Do any students with a 'pre-med' undergraduate major go straight into an MPH? I am 23 (B.S. in business) and getting ready to start a post-bacc. program but have no professional work experience in healthcare or a related field. Obviously my primary goal is MD, but would an MPH be an option after the post-bacc. and glide year?