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Admission to a master's degree program in the College of Public Health is a few easy steps away!
Here is a helpful guide:
1. Choose your program.
The College of Public Health offers a number of master level programs that can be completed online or in the classroom.
Here are the Public Health programs you can choose from:
- MPH - Biostatistics
- MPH - Community Health
- MPH - Environmental Health
- MPH - Epidemiology
- MPH - Health Administration
2. Create your SOPHAS application.
The application process to SOPHAS is quite lengthy, so we encourage you to apply early!
This page has helpful information on what you'll need to assemble your application.
3. Submit your SOPHAS application.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their SOPHAS applications as soon as they have entered their course work, Resume/ CV, and personal statement. The rest of your application materials, including transcripts, letters of recommendation, GRE scores, and TOEFL scores (if applicable) can be added to your application after it has been submitted. The College of Public Health uses the SOPHAS submittal date as the application date when considering deadlines.
4. We receive your application.
We will monitor your submitted application and request any additional materials necessary to complete our evaluation. We begin reviewing your application only after it becomes “Verified” by SOPHAS and includes all necessary materials. You will then receive a confirmation email indicating your application has been forwarded to the review committee. Please monitor your application status often.
5. Your application is reviewed.
Each Department has created a specialized review committee to evaluate applicants on their individual strengths. Recommendations for admission are made based on the applicants with the greatest chance of success in the programs. If you have any questions about the strength of your application, we encourage you to contact the department representative.
While the college has a priority and a final deadline, all applicants are encouraged to apply before the priority deadline.
Applications made to SOPHAS can take up to four (4) weeks to be processed and released to the college. Average SOPHAS processing time is two (2) weeks.
Dates and Deadlines
SOPHAS Application opens
Application priority deadline (domestic and international students)
Final deadline for international students
Final deadline for domestic students