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How to Apply

So you’ve decided to pursue a degree in public health. What’s next?

Do Your Research

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.

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.

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.

Know Your Deadlines

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.

Know Your Application Requirements

Step 4 – Know Your Requirements

Application requirements also vary by department, degree program and sometimes degree track. MPH applicants should see the instructions specific to them.

In general, applicants will need to submit the following:

International applicants are welcome and should review additional instructions for applying from outside the U.S.

Non-degree seeking applicants should review the instructions through the Office of Student Accounts and Business Services.

Apply Online

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

All others apply using the Bloomberg School's online application

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