How to Apply
So you’ve decided to pursue a degree in public health. What’s next?
Step 1 – Do Your Research
Before you apply to the Bloomberg School, carefully review each department and degree program to find the one that’s best for you. Download or request an Academic Prospectus and/or come for a Campus Tour to help make your decision.
Step 2 – Know Your Program
With so many degrees and opportunities, the resulting alphabet soup can be confusing. But now more than ever, it’s critical you know which program you’re applying to.
MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH) APPLICANTS
Applications to the Schoolwide MPH are processed through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). MPH applicants should carefully review application instructions specific to them.
- Go to SOPHAS (MPH-only)
ALL OTHER APPLICANTS
All other degree and certificate applications (those for the MHA, MHS, MPP, MSPH, ScM, PhD, DrPH, ScD, various certificates, and Residencies - including the dual Residency/MPH) are processed through Admissions Services.
Step 3 – Know Your Deadline
Application deadlines vary by department, degree program and sometimes degree track. Know which one applies to you!
Bloomberg School policy requires you to submit the online application and all supporting materials by the application deadline. Allow plenty of time for transcripts, letters of recommendation and other documents to reach their destination.
Step 4 – Know Your Requirements
In general, applicants will need to submit the following:
- Online application
- Official transcripts from EVERY college-level institution you attended
(academic records from institutions outside the U.S. must undergo a credentials evaluation)
- Standardized test score (GRE most universally accepted)
- English proficiency test score (TOEFL or IELTS), if applicable
- Three letters of recommendation
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Personal statement
International applicants are welcome and should review additional instructions for applying from outside the U.S.
Step 5 – Apply Online
By this step, you’ve chosen a department and/or program. You know your deadline and have gathered all required application materials.
It’s time to apply!
MPH applicants apply through SOPHAS
- Go to SOPHAS (MPH only)
All others apply using the Bloomberg School's online application