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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!

SOPHAS logoThis spring brings a major change to Admissions Services.

Our Schoolwide Master of Public Health (MPH) will begin moving its application process to the Schools of Public Health Application System (SOPHAS).

In fact, you can apply to the online/part-time MPH beginning in November 2014 in Barcelona, Spain through SOPHAS right now!

We’ve revised our application instructions to reflect this change and will keep you posted as new MPH applications open. Detailed instructions for MPH applicants have also been posted. If you plan to apply to the MPH, please review these instructions carefully!


At this time, all of our other degree and certificate applications will continue to be processed through the Bloomberg School’s Admissions Services. This includes the Master of Health Administration (MHA), Master of Public Policy (MPP), Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH), Master of Health Science (MHS), Master of Science (ScM), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Science (ScD) and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH).

Now more than ever, we encourage you to thoroughly research your options here at our School so that you know your program, its requirements, and its application!

As always, feel free to email if you have any questions.

Best wishes to you!