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)
- 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.