How to Apply
Based on your selected program, you will apply through one of the two application services below. Please pay close attention to your program's application requirements and deadline.
- Doctoral Programs
- Master's Programs
- Residency Programs
- Certificate Programs
- Bachelor's/Master's Programs
Requirements for Degree Programs
In general, degree 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
- Statement of Purpose and Objectives
International Applicants are welcome and should review additional instructions for applying from outside the U.S.
Certificate Program Applicants
Certificate requirements and procedures vary by department, program and student status. Please review the Certificate How To Apply Page for instructions.
Biomedical Sciences in Public Health
Students applying to the:
- PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- PhD in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Should choose the PhD Biomedical Sciences in Public Health as the degree designation in SOPHAS. You can then choose to apply to one or both degrees. Admission decisions will be made separately by each degree program. In your statement of purpose and objectives, please clearly express why you are interested in applying to your selected program(s).
Please review the Bachelor's/Master's website for application instructions.
Applicants interested in attending a limited number of courses use the non-degree application through Student Accounts.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Applicants
For information on the Postdoctoral Fellowship application, please review the Postdoctoral Training website.
Application deadlines vary by department, degree program and sometimes degree track. Know which one applies to you!
REMEMBER: SOPHAS requires four to six weeks to verify the application. Although we only require that the application be submitted by the deadline, we strongly encourage you to be proactive so that your application is verified by the deadline.
MBA/MPH with China Europe International Business School
Applicants must apply to CEIBS and the Bloomberg School separately. The application to the MPH program is processed through SOPHAS and applicants should take care to indicate the appropriate year they will begin the MPH program. The admissions committees of both schools review applications independently.
MPH/MBA with the Carey Business School
Applications for the MPH/MBA are processed through SOPHAS. Applicants are required to submit the GMAT or GRE. All other requirements and deadlines are the same as the full-time MPH program. The admissions committees of both schools review applications independently.
Applicants must apply to each school (the Bloomberg School and the University of Maryland School of Social Work) separately and simultaneously. The application to the MPH portion is processed through SOPHAS and applicants should take care to indicate the appropriate year they will begin the MPH program. The standard MPH admissions prerequisite of previous health-professional training of two years of health-related experience is waived. All other prerequisites must be met.
Medical students must apply to the MPH program through SOPHAS and request a leave of absence from medical school. Medical students typically enroll in the MPH program between their third and fourth years of medical school. Two years of U.S. medical training will fulfill the two years of health experience required for admission to the MPH program. International medical students must have previous health related experience
Applications for the MSN/MPH program must be obtained from the School of Nursing, and will be reviewed by the admissions committees of both the School of Nursing and the Bloomberg School.
JD/MPH applicants apply through SOPHAS and need not have fulfilled the usual MPH requirement of either an advanced degree or two years of health-related work experience. All other MPH admissions requirements must be met.
Applicants must apply and be accepted into the full-time MPH program at the Bloomberg School and also separately apply and be accepted into the LL.M. program at Georgetown University Law Center’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.
Veterinary students must apply to the MPH program through SOPHAS after at least two years of veterinary school and request a leave of absence from veterinary school. The years of veterinary training will fulfill the two years of health experience required for admission to the School’s MPH program.