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The following programs have an application deadline of Sunday, April 15, 2018.

Berman Institute of Bioethics* - Master of Bioethics
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology* -  MHS
Environmental Health and Engineering
* - MHS, MSPH – Full-time programs
Mental Health* - MHS
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
- MHS*, ScM
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
MHS, MHS in Demography, MSPH
Interdepartmental – MA in Public Health Biology*

*Programs have final deadlines that extend beyond the dates listed below. Please refer to the department website for the final deadlines.

It’s time for another installment of “What You’ve Been Asking!”

When will I hear a decision?
Decisions can take 8-10 weeks from the time your application is complete and submitted for review. Some departments and programs will be able to give you a more accurate timeline, but the average is 8-10 weeks.

How will I be notified of a decision?
Decisions are communicated via e-mail and on the applicant’s personalized webpage. Sometimes e-mail servers will filter our e-mails into a junk or “promotions” folder, so please check these folders if you don’t believe you’ve received e-mails from Admissions Services.

Will I be notified of scholarships with my decision?
Scholarships and grants are limited and distributed by departments and program offices. How scholarship funding is communicated is also dependent on the departments and program offices. As all funding is limited, we do encourage students to seek external funding. Domestic students may apply for federal financial aid via FAFSA. Be sure to fill out the 2018-2019 year FAFSA for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Another popular deadline is quickly approaching! Don’t let Father Time get the best of you this New Year and stay on top of your application. January 15 will be here before you know it.

The following programs have a January 15 Deadline.

Department with Doctoral Program Deadline

Departments with Master Degree Deadline
Biostatistics – MHS and ScM
Epidemiology – MHS* and ScM*
Health Behavior and Society – MHS*, MSPH*, ScM
Health Policy and Management – All Masters’ Programs*
International Health – MHS*, MSPH*

*Programs have a final deadline that extends beyond January 15. Please refer to the department for all final deadlines.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
With SOPHAS verifying
And Admiss responses assuaging applicant fears,
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
It’s the hap-happiest season of all
We work to match the GREs with applications
And when we finally check all complete,
It’s the hap-happiest season of all.

Okay, it’s possible that in Admissions Services it’s also the busiest time of the year. But that doesn’t mean we don’t take some time to celebrate the winter festivities with our family and friends. We are doing our best to be proactive before taking some time off. However, please keep in mind that there might be a delay in processing and answering your e-mail questions. Below is our Holiday Hour Schedule.

Admission Services Holiday Hour Schedule
Monday, December 25 -Tuesday, December 26 – Closed
Wednesday, December 27 – Thursday, December 28 – Open 8 am – 4 pm
Friday, December 29 – Monday, January 1 – Closed
January 2, 2018 – Return to Normal Business Hours

We're checking the lists, checking them twice. We're finding out who's complete and not complete!
The staff in Admissions Services is working together to check in applications and make sure we have all the required supporting documents. We are almost caught up from all the applications that were submitted in the last week. We are also trying to keep up with all the emails with questions coming in concerning applications.

Remember you can always check your application status via your personalized webpage or via SOPHAS. If there is a problem with any supporting document, we do our best to make a clear notation.
As always, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to e-mail or call Admissions Services Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to Noon Eastern Standard time at 410-955-3543.