Apply to Masters Program

The online application process is through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for schools and programs of public health. Final deadlines vary by program. All documentation must be submitted through SOPHAS in order to be considered for the program. We do not require or consider the GRE.

SOPHAS Application


Complete the SOPHAS online application and pay the non-refundable application fee. (Please note that the fee will vary according to the number of school designations). You must have a Baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university and a preferred overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4 point scale.

    • Arrange to have one set of official transcripts from each institution attended sent to SOPHAS
    • Arrange to have three Letters of Recommendation submitted.  At least one should be from former professors/instructors that can speak to your academic abilities.  If you have been out of school for over five years, three letters from employers are acceptable.
    • Submit a Personal Statement:
      • Describe why you are a compelling candidate for admission
      • Explain why you want to be in this specific area of study
      • Highlight your experience and qualifications beyond test scores and grades
      • Include your professional goals
      • Address any areas of weakness in your application
      • Briefly describe any extenuating circumstances that you wish the Admissions Committee to consider.
    • Submit a Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    • Additional Requirements for international students:
      • Submit TOEFL or IELTS scores
      • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
        • Scores should be sent to SOPHAS, Code: 5688
        • Preferred minimum score:
      • 550 (paper)
      • 213 (computer-based)
      • 80 (internet-based)
      • Scores must be less than 2 years old
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
        • Official scores should be sent to SOPHAS
        • Preferred minimum score: 7.0
      • Scores must be less than 2 years old

*Applicants that attended an international institution in which the primary language of instruction is English as verified through the submission of the WES Evaluation when you choose SOPHAS as the CAS provider, may request a waiver in writing.

  • Applicants with transcripts from an international institution (non-U.S. university, college, or school) must submit a World Education Services (WES) ICAP Course-by-Course evaluation of academic records from institutions outside the U.S. Applicants should submit the WES evaluation directly to the SOPHAS. Follow the instructions for routing provided by WES. More information on reporting your Foreign and French-Canadian Transcripts on SOPHAS's website.
  • Additionally, international applicants should submit their application 6 weeks prior to the international applicant priority deadline (March 15th). This will allow sufficient time for WES to process the transcript evaluation report and adequate time for visa processing. Visit our Enrollment Services International Students site to learn more about the I-20 process, estimated cost of attendance and other key factors.