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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)

December 1st

Summer Semester Deadlines (May)

April 1st

Fall Semester Deadlines (August)

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. English Proficiency Requirement (International Applicants Only)
English proficiency is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. Applicants can demonstrate proficiency in one of the following ways:
A.Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Minimum TOEFL Internet-Based Score: 80
- Official TOEFL scores must be submitted directly to SOPHAS. (SOPHAS Code: 5688)
B.The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Minimum IELTS Overall Band Score: 6.5
- 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, OH 45221-0621
  United States
C. Duolingo English Test
Minimum Duolingo English Score: 105
- This test is available online, and you do not have to make an appointment or travel to a test center. You can take the test from your home via a computer and webcam.
 - Please refer to the Duolingo English Help Center for answers to questions regarding the rules and requirements of the test. Duolingo offers customer support through e-mail and chat available on their website.
- To submit your score log in to your Duolingo account:
  • Scroll down to the results that you would like to share, and click "Send Results"
  • Select "University"
  • Type in "University of Cincinnati Graduate Programs" and click the checkbox; press "Next"
  • Confirm that your information is correct and submit
Automatic Waiver of English Language Testing 

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 on the approved UC Graduate School Automatic Waiver of English Language Testing list. 

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

6. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is NOT required. 
- If desired, you may upload a Publication and/or Writing Sample.

Step 2: University of Cincinnati Supplemental Application

You will receive an e-mail notification 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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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: 513-558-5701