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Department of Environmental Health

Division of Public Health Sciences

How to Apply (MPH Program)

Admissions Processes and Deadlines

MPH Program admission is available on a rolling basis throughout the year. The deadline for submission of all application materials is approximately one month prior to the beginning of the term for which the applicant is seeking admission. See the university’s academic calendar for semester start dates.

  • Spring Semester Deadlines (January)
    • International Applicant: November 15th
    • U.S. Applicant: December 1st
  • Summer Semester Deadlines (May)
    • International Applicant: March 15th
    • U.S. Applicant: April 1st
  • Fall Semester Deadlines (August)
    • International Applicant: July 15th
    • U.S. Applicant: August 1st

MPH Program Requirements

In addition to measures of academic preparation and readiness for graduate studies, the MPH Admissions Committee takes into account individual experience and commitment to public health when evaluating candidates. Applicants to the program are asked to submit:

  • A personal statement detailing academic and career goals;  At least two letters of recommendation. Recommendations should speak to relevant academic achievements, work, research experience, and applicable  leadership, communication, teamwork, and analytical competencies;
  • Transcripts and degree certificates from all undergraduate and graduate programs;

Standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT).

In addition, it is expected that applicants will have earned a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 before matriculating.

International applicants are expected to demonstrate English proficiency. A minimum TOEFL iBT score of 80 or  IELTS score is 6.5 is required for graduate admission. Details of English proficiency requirement can be found in the Graduate School Webpage https://grad.uc.edu/fac-staff/handbook/graduate-admission/international-admission/english.html

MPH Admissions Process

When applying, please note:

First submit your SOPHAS application. After your SOPHAS application is complete and verified, you will receive an email from the University of Cincinnati Graduate School with further instructions to complete the application process.

Step 1:  Apply to SOPHAS

Apply to SOPHAS for admission to the University of Cincinnati MPH Program. You will need to select your concentration area of interest and pay the SOPHAS application fee. [Required]

You will need the following to complete your SOPHAS application:

  • CV or resume
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives
  • Unofficial transcripts for ALL higher education institutions attended; *International transcripts must be evaluated by WES
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE, GMAT, and/or MCAT scores

You must send the following documents directly to SOPHAS for verification:

  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE, GMAT, and/or MCAT scores (UC SOPHAS CODE: 7479)
    • MCAT scores can be sent directly to SOPHAS by choosing SOPHAS.  
  • For international students, official TOEFL or IELTS scores (SOPHAS CODE: 5688)

Step 2:  Pay the UC Application Fee [Required]

After your SOPHAS Application is submitted, you will receive an email from the UC Graduate School with instructions on how to complete the application process and pay your UC application fee (required).

Applicants recommended for admission may be interviewed prior to a final admissions determination.

For more information, visit "Prospective & Future Students" at the UC Graduate School.

MPH Programs Cost

MPH tuition and fees are charged at the regular University Graduate School rate and will vary by full-time or part-time, resident or non-resident status.

  • Residents of Northern Kentucky qualify for the metropolitan rate.
  • International students will qualify for the out-of-state student rate.

Information on MPH Program costs are available on the University’s Graduate School webpage.

MPH Scholarships and Fellowships

There are several merit-based scholarship and fellowship opportunities for MPH students. Students may apply for these opportunities after they are admitted and enrolled in the UC MPH Program.

For more information on student loans and funding opportunities visit the Financial Aid Office.