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Department of Environmental Health

Division of Public Health Sciences

How to Apply (MPH Program)

MPH Application Deadlines 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please refer to the University of Cincinnati 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 Admissions Process

In addition to measures of academic preparation and readiness for graduate studies, the MPH Admissions Committee considers individual experience and commitment to public health when evaluating candidates. We welcome applications from students who hold a baccalaureate degree (or higher) from a college or university regarded as standard by a regional or general accrediting agency, and have at least a B average (3.0 GPA) in undergraduate course work.

Step 1: Apply to SOPHAS

The University of Cincinnati MPH Program accepts applications through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). You will need the following to complete your University of Cincinnati MPH SOPHAS application:
1. CV or Resume
2. Two Letters of Recommendation
Recommendations should speak to relevant academic achievements, work, research experience, and applicable  leadership, communication, teamwork, and analytical competencies.
3. Statement of Purpose and Objectives
When submitting your Statement of Purpose and Objectives it should be unique to the concentration in which you are applying to. Your statement is intended to give you the opportunity to submit a tailored narrative which will describe your education, experience and professional career objectives. Statements must be original and 1-page minimum.
Your personal statement should describe your:
· Interest in public health
· Reasons for choosing program of study and/or concentration
· Reasons for interest in the University of Cincinnati
· Previous accomplishments and future career goals
4. Official transcripts from all previous or current college coursework taken within the U.S.
· All non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services.
· Applicants completing their final semester of their undergraduate degree will be required to re-send final official transcripts directly to SOPHAS if admitted to any degree program.
5. Official Standardized Test Score Reports
GRE and/or MCAT scores
· Official GRE scores (SOPHAS CODE: 7479)
· Official MCAT scores (MCAT scores can be sent directly to SOPHAS by choosing SOPHAS)
TOEFL and/or IELTS scores (International Applicants Only)
· Official TOEFL scores (SOPHAS CODE: 5688)
· IELTS scores (must complete BOTH steps)
      1. Self-report scores in SOPHAS
      2. Official IELTS scores must be submitted directly to the University of Cincinnati Graduate School                      e-download account. Please contact your test center and request that your scores be sent to the                    following IELTS e-download account:
          University of Cincinnati – Graduate School
          110 Van Wormer Hall
          PO BOX 210627
          Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0621
          United States
University of Cincinnati English Proficiency Requirement

English proficiency is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. International applicants will automatically be exempted from the English Proficiency testing requirement if they have received a baccalaureate or higher degree from one of the following countries listed under Automatic Waiver of English Language Testing.

A minimum TOEFL internet-based test score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.5 is required for graduate admission.

To learn more about enrolling as an international student at the University of Cincinnati, please contact UC International Services.

6. Other Documents
If desired, you may upload a Publication and/or Writing Sample.

Step 2: University of Cincinnati Supplemental Application

This will be e-mailed to you from the University of Cincinnati Graduate School after your SOPHAS application is complete and has reached "Verified" status. 
 $65 U.S. applicant fee
 $70 International applicant fee
 For more information, visit "Future Students" at the University of Cincinnati Graduate School. 
 Applicants recommended for admission may be interviewed prior to a final admissions determination.

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