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MPH Application Deadlines 

The MPH admission process is competitive and selective with limited capacity. Admission to the University of Cincinnati MPH Program is not guaranteed. 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 2024 Deadline: November 1st
    • All materials must be uploaded/submitted/verified in SOPHAS and the UC application system by this date.
    • Deadline to confirm is December 15th.
    • If accepted, must be available for mandatory orientations the week of January 1st.
  • Fall Semester 2024 Deadline: July 1st
    • All materials must be uploaded/submitted/verified in SOPHAS and the UC application system by this date.
    • Deadline to confirm is August 1st.
    • If accepted, must be available for mandatory orientations the week of August 19th.

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 coursework. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required. If desired, you may upload a publication and/or writing sample.

 


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:

Step 1: Apply to SOPHAS

2. Two Professional Letters of Recommendation
3. Statement of Purpose
4. Official transcripts from all previous or current college coursework taken within the U.S.
5. English Proficiency Requirement (International Applicants Only)
6. SOPHAS Application Fee

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Step 2: University of Cincinnati Supplemental Application

UC Graduate School Fee

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After Admission into the MPH Program

Once admitted and confirmed into the MPH program, all international students will be required to complete the Graduate Placement Test for Master of Public Health (GPT-MPH).  The purpose of the GPT-MPH is to evaluate whether international students' oral English proficiency and academic writing competency meet graduate-level expectations and to provide evidence of the types and levels of language support these students may need in order to achieve academic success. 

  • This test will be required by the MPH program for all incoming graduate students beginning in Spring 2024 whose native language is not English.
    • Depending on the test score for incoming Spring 2024 students, a course in the English language may be recommended. 
    • Depending on the test score for incoming Fall 2024 students and all incoming students afterward, a course in the English language may be required. 

*Confirmed international students who have received a bachelor's or higher degree from a country where English is the official language may be exempted.  To learn more, visit the Automatic Waiver of English Language Testing

Entry to the United States (US) after the MPH program start date is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of the Port of Entry Officer at the airport as well as the admissions department of the MPH program.  In general, a student is expected to arrive at least one week prior to the start of classes to attend the mandatory in-person program orientation.  Students who are not able to enter the US at least one week prior to the start of classes must contact the admissions department of the MPH program to request permission for late arrival. Students who request permission for late arrival will have up to one week past the start of classes to arrive in the US and report to the admissions department of the MPH program.  Any student requiring more than one week past the start of classes to arrive in the US will automatically have their enrollment deferred to the next semester.

Admission Questions

Phone: (513) 558-5704
E-mail: ehgrad@ucmail.uc.edu 

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Department of Environmental & Public Health Sciences
Division of Public Health Sciences
Kettering Lab Building
Room 133
160 Panzeca Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0056
Mail Location: 0056

Phone: 513-558-5704