MPH Application through SOPHAS

The MPH program generally follows the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) admission requirements. Application forms and their accompanying supporting documents should be completed on-line through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for public health.

Applicants must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (or qualifying foreign institution) in order to be considered for admission. Strong quantitative skills and computer literacy are vital to success in our program; therefore, special scrutiny is given to evidence of these abilities in each applicant’s materials.

A complete application contains:

•Completed, SOPHAS app submitted electronically at above address

•Application fee

•Statement of purpose (your rationale for pursuing graduate study in this area)

•Transcripts of all colleges and universities attended and listed on your

application form, regardless of whether a degree was earned

•Minimum of two letters of recommendation (academic or professional

references accepted)

•Official report of standardized test scores (GRE, MCAT, LSAT, or GMAT)

Exception: holders of doctoral degrees conferred by an accredited U.S. institution do not need to submit test scores

•(Foreign students only) Official TOEFL score report

Optional materials:

•Curriculum vitae or resume

•Additional recommendation letters


Applications should be submitted by March 1 for the MPH program. However, applications which are completed after March 1 will be considered late and will be evaluated on a space-available basis only.