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How To Apply - Application and Admission Requirements

Application and Admission Requirements

The UTHealth School of Public Health (UTSPH) uses the centralized resources of the UTHealth Office of the Registrar’s student information system to maintain demographic and admissions data.  The UTSPH – Office of Student Affairs receives and processes all applications to UTSPH degree seeking programs. The admission coordinators in the Office of Student Affairs use the centralized Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) application ( for applicant processing. The admissions staff within the UTSPH – Office of Student Affairs is responsible for ensuring that applicants submit all documentation and meet minimum requirements before the applicable department-level admissions committees review the applications.  Only completed applications that include official test score reports, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts, are sent to the department-level admissions committees.

The Office of Student Affairs admissions coordinators forward completed applications to the appropriate departmental admissions committees and regional campuses for review by program faculty.  Depending on the department/campus, each application and supporting documentation is either submitted to a triage committee (three to five faculty members) or to the full departmental faculty for review.  A faculty representative from each department and regional campus forwards the departmental admissions committee recommendations to the UTSPH Admissions Committee. The UTSPH Admissions Committee is comprised of one faculty representative from each department and regional campus. After reviewing the department-level admission committee and regional campus recommendations, the UTSPH Admission Committee may concur with the departmental/regional campus recommendation or may override it.  The Associate Dean for Student Affairs, serving as a non-voting chair and as the dean’s proxy, has final approval for all admissions decisions, and signs and sends all official admission decision letters. 

Admissions policies and requirements by degree program are listed in the UTSPH Catalog which can be found on the UTSPH website at  The catalog details the UTHealth and UTHealth SPH policies and procedures, academic calendar, grading policies and details on all graduate programs.

The process for applying is different for each degree and non-degree program. Make sure to complete each step of the process as applications will not be reviewed until all documents are received.

Click the appropriate link below to begin the application process.

MPH, MS, DrPH, PhD Programs

Dual Degree Programs

Graduate Certificate Applicants

Non-Degree Applicants

Re-Admission Applicants

Auditing Applicants