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 (Foreign students only)

Optional materials:

  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Additional recommendation letters
  • Photograph

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.