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Includes: MPH, MS, DrPH, PhD and all dual-degree programs.

Non-Degree
Seeking


Includes: Course work, re-admission, accelerated master's program (4+1), certification programs, concurrent inter-institution enrollment and audit.

STEPS TO APPLY

DEGREE SEEKING

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  • Prep

    Things to know


    Dates and deadlines

    Fall Admission:

    • All degree programs are eligible to apply for fall enrollment (MPH, MS, DrPH, PhD)
    • International applicants requiring F1 visa sponsorship can ONLY be reviewed and admitted for the fall semester, unless the applicant is already enrolled in a US college or university

    • December 1 is the deadline for applicants who wish to meet the priority deadline to be considered for a new student scholarship
    • February 15 is the deadline for dietetic internship applicants, so that their applications reviewed in time for internship match day
    • April 1 is the final deadline for all remaining applicants

    Spring Admission:

    • Only MPH and MS students are eligible to apply for spring enrollment
    • October 1 is the final deadline for applicants who wish to be considered for spring admissions and the new student scholarship

    Application requirements

    Academic history:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
    • Recommended grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Transcripts from all institutions of higher education you have attended, including high school dual-credit programs

    Test scores:

    **Please note that the GRE score requirement is temporarily WAIVED for Spring, Summer and Fall 2021 application cycles.**

    • GRE required, recommended cumulative scores are:
      • 298 or higher for MPH and MS applicants
      • 308 or higher for DrPH and PhD applicants
      • 4.0/6.0 or higher on the analytical writing section
      • GREs scores are only valid within 5 years of test date
    • For MPH applicants only, we accept MCAT scores in lieu of GRE scores
      • A score of 500 or higher is preferred
      • MCAT scores are only valid within 3 years of test date
    • For Master level (MPH & MS) applicants only, we accept GMAT scores in lieu of GRE scores
      • A score of 470 or higher is preferred
      • Please mail GMAT scores directly to us
      • GMAT scores are only valid within 5 years of test date
    • See the list of waivers or exceptions

    Three letters of recommendation:

    • Letters of recommendation are submitted through SOPHAS
    • At least one letter of recommendation from an academic reference is preferred

    Statement of purpose and objectives:

    • Describe why you are a compelling candidate for admission
    • Explain why you want to be in a specific area of public health study
    • Highlight your experience and qualifications beyond test scores and grades
    • Include your professional goals
    • Address any areas of weakness in your application


    For a more detailed description of the items needed to apply, download our application checklist

    If you are an international applicant and/or have completed degrees outside of the United States, carefully review the international student checklist to ensure that all additional requirements are met. 

    Please be sure to check the specific degree pages for further application requirements. 

    CONTINUE

  • Apply

    Completing your application

    UTHealth School of Public Health utilizes SOPHAS, a universal application portal for schools and programs of public health. All UTHealth School of Public Health applicants will need to use SOPHAS to complete their application.


    Using SOPHAS

    You can create your account and review application fees here.

    After you have made your SOPHAS account, you can quickly select the UTHealth School of Public Health programs you would like to apply for by visiting this SOPHAS page, which has been pre-filtered to display only our school's degree offerings.

    All test scores should be submitted electronically through SOPHAS. Below are the specific codes you will need for the application:

    • Our institution GRE code is 4479, no department code is needed 
    • Our institution MCAT score code is SOPHAS (MPH applicants only, if needed)
    • Please mail GMAT scores directly to us
    • For international applicants:
      • TOEFL score code is 5688
      • International applicants completing the IELTS exam in lieu of TOEFL will need to mail official IELTS scores directly to the school of public health
      • For more information on international applicant requirements, download our international student checklist


    Need help?

    Reach out to our admissions team here. If you are a student seeking readmission to a degree-seeking program, you will only need to complete a SOPHAS Express application.

    CONTINUE

  • Done

    After you apply


    What to expect

    Keep track of the status of your application in SOPHAS.

    • Ensure all your supporting documents, including transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendation are uploaded in your application
    • Once your application is complete and verified by SOPHAS, we will send you a confirmation email
    • We are unable to review incomplete applications
    • Your application will be reviewed within 8 weeks

    Once an admission decision has been made, we will notify you via email.


    Dual-degree process

    Dual-degree students must:

    • Be admitted separately to each school
    • Provide UTHealth School of Public Health admissions staff with documentation of admission to the partner institution via email

    Please note that admission to one program does not guarantee admission to the other.


    If you need to defer

    You may elect to defer your admission for up to one year. Please email your deferral request to the Office of Academic Affairs and Student Services at SPHAdmissionsDeferral@uth.tmc.edu. You will receive an email confirmation of your request.


    If you are not admitted

    We encourage you to reapply, but you’ll need to wait one calendar year in order to be reconsidered by the departmental admission committees. Following the one year waiting period, you will need to complete a new SOPHAS application, submit a revised statement of purpose and objectives, and provide updated letters of recommendation, in addition to any other materials required by SOPHAS.

    APPLY NOW

Things to know


Dates and deadlines

Fall Admission:

  • All degree programs are eligible to apply for fall enrollment (MPH, MS, DrPH, PhD)
  • International applicants requiring F1 visa sponsorship can ONLY be reviewed and admitted for the fall semester, unless the applicant is already enrolled in a US college or university

  • December 1 is the deadline for applicants who wish to meet the priority deadline to be considered for a new student scholarship
  • February 15 is the deadline for dietetic internship applicants, so that their applications reviewed in time for internship match day
  • April 1 is the final deadline for all remaining applicants

Spring Admission:

  • Only MPH and MS students are eligible to apply for spring enrollment
  • October 1 is the final deadline for applicants who wish to be considered for spring admissions and the new student scholarship

Application requirements

Academic history:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
  • Recommended grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Transcripts from all institutions of higher education you have attended, including high school dual-credit programs

Test scores:

**Please note that the GRE score requirement is temporarily WAIVED for Spring, Summer and Fall 2021 application cycles.**

  • GRE required, recommended cumulative scores are:
    • 298 or higher for MPH and MS applicants
    • 308 or higher for DrPH and PhD applicants
    • 4.0/6.0 or higher on the analytical writing section
    • GREs scores are only valid within 5 years of test date
  • For MPH applicants only, we accept MCAT scores in lieu of GRE scores
    • A score of 500 or higher is preferred
    • MCAT scores are only valid within 3 years of test date
  • For Master level (MPH & MS) applicants only, we accept GMAT scores in lieu of GRE scores
    • A score of 470 or higher is preferred
    • Please mail GMAT scores directly to us
    • GMAT scores are only valid within 5 years of test date
  • See the list of waivers or exceptions

Three letters of recommendation:

  • Letters of recommendation are submitted through SOPHAS
  • At least one letter of recommendation from an academic reference is preferred

Statement of purpose and objectives:

  • Describe why you are a compelling candidate for admission
  • Explain why you want to be in a specific area of public health study
  • Highlight your experience and qualifications beyond test scores and grades
  • Include your professional goals
  • Address any areas of weakness in your application


For a more detailed description of the items needed to apply, download our application checklist

If you are an international applicant and/or have completed degrees outside of the United States, carefully review the international student checklist to ensure that all additional requirements are met. 

Please be sure to check the specific degree pages for further application requirements. 

CONTINUE

Completing your application

UTHealth School of Public Health utilizes SOPHAS, a universal application portal for schools and programs of public health. All UTHealth School of Public Health applicants will need to use SOPHAS to complete their application.


Using SOPHAS

You can create your account and review application fees here.

After you have made your SOPHAS account, you can quickly select the UTHealth School of Public Health programs you would like to apply for by visiting this SOPHAS page, which has been pre-filtered to display only our school's degree offerings.

All test scores should be submitted electronically through SOPHAS. Below are the specific codes you will need for the application:

  • Our institution GRE code is 4479, no department code is needed 
  • Our institution MCAT score code is SOPHAS (MPH applicants only, if needed)
  • Please mail GMAT scores directly to us
  • For international applicants:
    • TOEFL score code is 5688
    • International applicants completing the IELTS exam in lieu of TOEFL will need to mail official IELTS scores directly to the school of public health
    • For more information on international applicant requirements, download our international student checklist


Need help?

Reach out to our admissions team here. If you are a student seeking readmission to a degree-seeking program, you will only need to complete a SOPHAS Express application.

CONTINUE

After you apply


What to expect

Keep track of the status of your application in SOPHAS.

  • Ensure all your supporting documents, including transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendation are uploaded in your application
  • Once your application is complete and verified by SOPHAS, we will send you a confirmation email
  • We are unable to review incomplete applications
  • Your application will be reviewed within 8 weeks

Once an admission decision has been made, we will notify you via email.


Dual-degree process

Dual-degree students must:

  • Be admitted separately to each school
  • Provide UTHealth School of Public Health admissions staff with documentation of admission to the partner institution via email

Please note that admission to one program does not guarantee admission to the other.


If you need to defer

You may elect to defer your admission for up to one year. Please email your deferral request to the Office of Academic Affairs and Student Services at SPHAdmissionsDeferral@uth.tmc.edu. You will receive an email confirmation of your request.


If you are not admitted

We encourage you to reapply, but you’ll need to wait one calendar year in order to be reconsidered by the departmental admission committees. Following the one year waiting period, you will need to complete a new SOPHAS application, submit a revised statement of purpose and objectives, and provide updated letters of recommendation, in addition to any other materials required by SOPHAS.

APPLY NOW

STEPS TO APPLY

NON-DEGREE SEEKING

IS THERE AN APPROPRIATE SUBTITLE?

  • Prep

    Things to know

    Dates and deadlines

    • July 1 is the final application deadline for fall enrollment
    • April 1 is the final application deadline for summer enrollment
    • November 1 is the final application deadline for spring enrollment

    For non-degree seeking, certificate and accelerated master's applicants

    Taking a class or getting a certificate is a great way to enhance your current career skills, or help you decide if pursuing a degree in public health is the right choice for you. Non-degree or certificate courses can count towards a degree program, as long as the courses taken align with the requirements described in the degree program planner.

    You can take up to 16 total credit hours, and will need to complete a SOPHAS Express application that includes:

    • Academic history
      • Transcripts from all institutions of higher education you have attended, including high school dual-credit programs
      • We accept unofficial transcripts for the initial application, but upon admission we will require you to submit all official transcripts directly to the UTHealth Registrar’s Office
    • A statement of purpose and objectives
    • One letter of recommendation
    • Test scores are not required
    We do not sponsor F1 student visas for non-degree seeking/certificate students.

    For students seeking readmission

    Approval for readmission is required, please email Elvis Parada.
    Students seeking readmission to a degree program who have not been enrolled at UTHealth School of Public Health for over one calendar year (a total of three consecutive semesters) must re-apply to the school using a SOPHAS Express application, and include in their supporting documents: 
    • Updated statement of purpose and objectives, including an explanation for the leave of absence
    • One letter of recommendation from a faculty adviser indicating support for your readmission
    • Transcripts reflecting classes you have taken since the original application was submitted

    For concurrent/inter-institutional enrollment and course auditing

    Concurrent/inter-institutional enrollment and course auditing is handled through the UTHealth Registrar’s Office and does not require a SOPHAS or SOPHAS Express application.

    CONTINUE

  • Apply

    Complete your application 

    UTHealth School of Public Health utilizes SOPHAS Express as the application portal for non-degree seeking applications.

    Using SOPHAS Express

    Non-degree seeking, accelerated masters programs (4+1) and certificate-seeking applicants as well as students seeking readmission to a degree program will only need to complete the SOPHAS Express application.

    You can create your account and review application fees here.

    After you have made your SOPHAS Express account, you can quickly select the UTHealth School of Public Health programs you would like to apply for by visiting this SOPHAS Express page, which has been pre-filtered to display only our school's non-degree seeking offerings.

    Need help?

    Reach out to our admissions team here. If you are a degree-seeking applicant (MPH, MS, DrPH or PhD), you will need to complete a full SOPHAS application.

    CONTINUE

  • Done

    After you apply

    What to expect

    Keep track of the status of your application in SOPHAS Express. 

    Ensure all your supporting documents are uploaded in your application

    • Once your application is submitted and complete in SOPHAS Express, we will send you a confirmation email
    • We are unable to review incomplete applications
    • Your application will be reviewed within 4 weeks
    Once an admissions decision has been made, we will notify you via email.

    If you need to defer

    You may elect to defer your admission for up to one year. Please email your deferral request to the Office of Academic Affairs and Student Services at SPHAdmissionsDeferral@uth.tmc.edu. You will receive an email confirmation of your request.

Things to know

Dates and deadlines

  • July 1 is the final application deadline for fall enrollment
  • April 1 is the final application deadline for summer enrollment
  • November 1 is the final application deadline for spring enrollment

For non-degree seeking, certificate and accelerated master's applicants

Taking a class or getting a certificate is a great way to enhance your current career skills, or help you decide if pursuing a degree in public health is the right choice for you. Non-degree or certificate courses can count towards a degree program, as long as the courses taken align with the requirements described in the degree program planner.

You can take up to 16 total credit hours, and will need to complete a SOPHAS Express application that includes:

  • Academic history
    • Transcripts from all institutions of higher education you have attended, including high school dual-credit programs
    • We accept unofficial transcripts for the initial application, but upon admission we will require you to submit all official transcripts directly to the UTHealth Registrar’s Office
  • A statement of purpose and objectives
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Test scores are not required
We do not sponsor F1 student visas for non-degree seeking/certificate students.

For students seeking readmission

Approval for readmission is required, please email Elvis Parada.
Students seeking readmission to a degree program who have not been enrolled at UTHealth School of Public Health for over one calendar year (a total of three consecutive semesters) must re-apply to the school using a SOPHAS Express application, and include in their supporting documents: 
  • Updated statement of purpose and objectives, including an explanation for the leave of absence
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty adviser indicating support for your readmission
  • Transcripts reflecting classes you have taken since the original application was submitted

For concurrent/inter-institutional enrollment and course auditing

Concurrent/inter-institutional enrollment and course auditing is handled through the UTHealth Registrar’s Office and does not require a SOPHAS or SOPHAS Express application.

CONTINUE

Complete your application 

UTHealth School of Public Health utilizes SOPHAS Express as the application portal for non-degree seeking applications.

Using SOPHAS Express

Non-degree seeking, accelerated masters programs (4+1) and certificate-seeking applicants as well as students seeking readmission to a degree program will only need to complete the SOPHAS Express application.

You can create your account and review application fees here.

After you have made your SOPHAS Express account, you can quickly select the UTHealth School of Public Health programs you would like to apply for by visiting this SOPHAS Express page, which has been pre-filtered to display only our school's non-degree seeking offerings.

Need help?

Reach out to our admissions team here. If you are a degree-seeking applicant (MPH, MS, DrPH or PhD), you will need to complete a full SOPHAS application.

CONTINUE

After you apply

What to expect

Keep track of the status of your application in SOPHAS Express. 

Ensure all your supporting documents are uploaded in your application

  • Once your application is submitted and complete in SOPHAS Express, we will send you a confirmation email
  • We are unable to review incomplete applications
  • Your application will be reviewed within 4 weeks
Once an admissions decision has been made, we will notify you via email.

If you need to defer

You may elect to defer your admission for up to one year. Please email your deferral request to the Office of Academic Affairs and Student Services at SPHAdmissionsDeferral@uth.tmc.edu. You will receive an email confirmation of your request.