How to Apply
So you’ve decided to pursue a career in public health. What’s next?
For the student who has already picked a specialty or for the student still exploring the possibilities, the Bloomberg School offers a variety of degree and program options.
Here are the steps you need to take to apply to the Bloomberg School.
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. Read the latest Academic Prospectus for the full list of options.
Step 2 – Know Your Deadline
Application deadlines vary by department, degree program and sometimes degree track, so make sure to note yours as soon as possible. Allow plenty of time to collect your transcripts, letters of recommendation and other items.
Bloomberg School policy requires that you submit your online application and all supporting materials by the application deadline. Be sure to check the full list of application deadlines.
Step 3 – Know Your Application Requirements
Application requirements also vary by department, degree program and sometimes degree track. However, in general, you will likely have to submit the following with your online application.
- Official transcripts from all college-level institutions you have attended
(International academic records? See our credential evaluation requirements.)
- GRE or other appropriate standardized test scores
- Personal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- TOEFL or IELTS scores (if relevant to you)
Check the full list of application requirements to make sure you include all the items needed.
International applicants, make sure you review the special instructions for applying from outside of the United States.
If you want to register for classes as a non-degree seeking student, be sure to review the non-degree instructions.
Step 4 – Apply Online
By this stage, you’ve chosen a department and a degree program. You know your deadline. And you’ve gathered all of the required application materials. Now it’s time to apply.
You must apply online using the Bloomberg School online application.
The application fee is $45 and it is non-refundable. Applications cannot be processed until payment is received.
If you are applying to multiple programs, a separate application, separate application fee, and separate personal statement are required for each additional application.
Note that the Bloomberg School does not participate in SOPHAS. You must complete the Bloomberg School's online application.