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woman in computer labIf  you’ve been following us this fall, you know our School uses two application systems. Your program dictates which application to use.

Regardless of program and application, there is a fee associated with applying to our School. This fee must be paid for your application to be considered complete.

For the Bloomberg School Application (departmental master’s and all doctoral degrees) the fee is $45 USD.

For SOPHAS (public health common application used only for our Schoolwide MPH), the application fee is $120 USD for application to one school and an additional $45 USD for each additional school.

Application fee waivers are available only in very specific circumstances and only with the appropriate documentation.

We’ve set this out in detail on our website, but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us (there is no fee for asking questions)!

stack of filesAre you planning to apply to the Bloomberg School for the 2015-2016 Academic Year?

Don’t wait. Start NOW.

As part of the application process, you need to request and submit a number of official documents (letters of recommendation, transcripts, standardized test scores, etc.).  If you have international academic records, you need to have them evaluated by an external credentials evaluation agency.

All these things – particularly the credentials evaluation – can take time. Sometimes several weeks.

Your application and all supporting materials must be in our office by the application deadline. Some programs are more forgiving than others, but late applications and/or late materials can prevent an application from being reviewed – for admission and/or for scholarships.

Listen to the bossy admissions blogger! Start NOW!

As you may have noticed, our mantra this application cycle is
Know Your Program!

To some, that sounds silly. Maybe even juvenile. Of course you know your program!

But here’s the thing--not everyone does.

We offer more degrees from more departments than any other school of public health. It’s wonderful! There are so many opportunities! But it’s also a little confusing.

A handful of people apply to the wrong program every year. In the past we were often able to help them, but things are different this year.

Our Master of Public Health now uses a separate application from our eight other public health degrees. And while the MPH is an amazing program, not everyone is eligible nor is it always the best fit. If you apply to the MPH by mistake, we won’t be able to fix it on the backend.

So, please ask questions. Review our website. Read the Prospectus. Come to Open House. Follow this blog.

And KNOW YOUR PROGRAM.

Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year are open!

Our process has changed, so please read our instructions very carefully!

First and foremost: KNOW YOUR PROGRAM!

The Bloomberg School offers nine degrees, 30+ certificates, a variety of Institutes, postdoctoral fellowships and more. Your program dictates which application to use, so please do your research, find a program to fit your goals, and know which application/requirements/deadlines apply to that program.

Know Your Program!

To learn how to apply to these and other Bloomberg School programs, visit our “How to Apply” and as always, feel free to contact us with your questions!

applying onlineAugust?

How can that be?

It seems if you blink, you find yourself here—at the start of a new school year and a new application season.

Our applications for the 2015-2016 academic year will open mid-August, but you can find information about requirements, deadlines and how to apply on our website now.

VERY IMPORTANT
This year, the Bloomberg School will be using two applications systems:

  • SOPHAS for Schoolwide Master of Public Health programs
  • the Bloomberg School application for all other programs
    (MHA, MHS, MPP, MSPH, ScM, PhD, DrPH, ScD, various certificates, and Residencies - including the dual Residency/MPH) 

We can’t say this enough:

KNOW YOUR PROGRAM, ITS APPLICATON AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS!

Choosing the wrong application can seriously delay or even stop your progress through the admission process.

Please carefully review our “How to Apply” and contact us if you have any questions.

Best wishes to you and your application!