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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.
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.
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:
When submitting your Statement of Purpose 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:
SOPHAS charges $140 for the first program you apply to and $50 for each additional program.
Once a SOPHAS application has reached “Verified” status the applicant’s information is automatically transferred to the UC Graduate School. The applicant then receives an e-mail link from the UC Graduate School to pay their supplemental application fee.
Applications are not considered complete until official transcripts and/or a WES evaluation have been received, official English proficiency scores have been received (if applicable), and the applicant has paid their UC Graduate School application fee. Completed applications that are sent for review are notified via e-mail through the UC Graduate School application portal within 2-3 weeks.
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.
*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.
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Department of Environmental & Public Health SciencesDivision of Public Health SciencesKettering Lab BuildingRoom 133160 Panzeca WayCincinnati, OH 45267-0056Mail Location: 0056Phone: 513-558-5704