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How to Apply

So you’ve decided to pursue a career 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.

Master of Public Health (MPH) Applicants
Beginning March 2014, Schoolwide MPH applications will be processed through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). MPH applicants should carefully review the application instructions specific to them.

All Other Applicants
All other Bloomberg School applications (including those for the MHA, MHS, MPP, MSPH, ScM, PhD, DrPH, ScD, certificates, and Residencies) will continue to be processed through Admissions Services.

Applicants to these programs should continue to review this checklist.

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. Be sure to allow plenty of time for  transcripts, letters of recommendation and other items to arrive.

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, all others will need to submit the following:

  *preferably uploaded through the online application
**uploaded to the online application


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 stage, you’ve chosen a department and degree program. You know your deadline and have gathered all required application materials.

It’s time to apply!

Once again, MPH applicants apply through SOPHAS and should see the instructions specific to them.

All others apply online using the Bloomberg School's online application.

The Bloomberg School's application fee is $45 USD and is non-refundable. Applications cannot be processed until payment is received.

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