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Regardless of your citizenship, language or home country, if you attended a post-secondary institution outside of the United States or English speaking Canada, you must have your academic records evaluated by the World Education Services, Inc (WES). SOPHAS will not accept any foreign transcripts. More information may be found on the international applicant page and on the SOPHAS website.

All course evaluations should be sent to SOPHAS, not the Bloomberg School of Public Health. SOPHAS strongly encourages applicants to first create the SOPHAS application. Once you have your 10 digit SOPHAS ID, you are able to use the WES-SOPHAS application form.

Today’s blog is a bit of a “Public Service Announcement”. I’d like to take this time to remind everyone we utilize the SOPHAS and SOPHAS Express applications. This means all official transcripts, credential evaluations, standardized test scores and English proficiency test scores should be sent directly to SOPHAS.

When you send your materials to SOPHAS, please remember that you must start your application prior to sending the materials. This allows SOPHAS to match your materials with your application. SOPHAS also provides specific forms for material requests.

Follow the hyperlinks above for further instructions on each material. And remember, if you’re not sure of something, never hesitate to contact us at or by phone at 410-955-3543.

Good news! The SOPHAS application is live for the 2017-2018 cycle! So for those of you who have been asking when you can apply, the answer is now.

As the year progresses, I will tag any blog involving information for the 2017-2018 application cycle with “application 2017”. This will help you find the blogs that are relevant to you and your application.

As always, Admissions Services is here to help. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via e-mail or phone at 410-955-3543.

Depending on where you are in the admissions cycle, you may have noticed our How To Apply page changed last week. For all applicants applying for any start term beginning in 2017, we now use the SOPHAS and SOPHAS Express applications exclusively.

You will find updated instructions throughout our website, from transcript and test score instructions to deadlines and FAQs. Please note that some deadlines have changed a great deal from the 2016-2017 year and you should always carefully review both your department website as well as the deadline chart. I will tag all blogs relating to the 2017-2018 application cycle with “applications 2017.”

As a reminder, the Master of Bioethics (MBE) application for fall 2016 remains open until July 15 and the MPH Online/Part-time (November-Barcelona) 2016 and January 2017 start terms remain open until July 1. While the MPH already uses the SOPHAS application, the MBE uses the Bloomberg School Application.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at or call us between 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday at 410-955-3543.

Are you planning to apply to a public health program?

If your answer is yes, I have an event for you!

SOPHAS Virtual Fair Banner

This event will allow you to chat with admissions representatives from 37 (and counting) CEPH-accredited schools of public health – including us!

Our chat schedule is as follows:

  • Admissions representatives will be available 9 am to noon (EST)
  • Financial Aid representatives will be available noon to 1 pm  (EST)
  • MPH Program representatives will be available 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (EST)

The virtual fair is free, but registration is required. We hope to “see” you there!