Graduate Admissions

SOPHAS Programs

Programs Outside of SOPHAS

 

 

 

 

 

                   

Application Process

  • Two parts: SOPHAS and Supplemental Application (described below).

Application Process

 

Have specific questions about the graduate admissions process or requirements? Please see Public Health Programs Application FAQ’s.

PART 1. SOPHAS APPLICATION

  • Complete the online SOPHAS application.
  • Choose the University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health program to which you would like to apply.
  • You may apply to only one UMD SPH program per application cycle.
  • You must send an official transcript for all completed college courses. These transcripts go directly to SOPHAS.
  • We require 3 letters of recommendation. Your references will receive an email invite from SOPHAS to complete the recommendation online.
  • Test scores. GRE and English proficiency (IELTS and TOEFL) scores must be sent to 0485 & 5814.
  • Pay the SOPHAS application fee.
  • Your SOPHAS application will go through several phases including submission, completion and verification. Verification can take up to four weeks, therefore we recommend starting the application early.

PART 2: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION

  • The supplemental application is completed online via an emailed invitation from the UMD graduate school.
  • The invite is sent within one week of your SOPHAS verification date to the email on file with SOPHAS. 
  • The title of the email is ‘please complete the school of public health supplemental application.’
  • This application requires demographic and residency questions, transcript, and application fee.
  • You must submit a PDF copy of your undergraduate degree transcript (the transcript that indicates degree awarded).  
  • The application fee is $75.00
  • Upon completion of BOTH parts, you will receive notification of ‘Under Committee Review’, which means the application has been sent to the review committee.

DEADLINES ARE LISTED BELOW

  • It is crucial to submit ALL parts of you application well before the deadline.
  • Check your SOPHAS application status regularly to ensure test scores, transcripts, and letters of recommendation have been received.
  • Your application is not complete until BOTH parts 1 and 2 have been submitted.
  • First Consideration (a.k.a. Priority) are the first round of deadlines, and may provide better access to funding. 
  • Final deadlines represent the LAST day to submit the application. 

 

Spring Online only

Domestic

Domestic/

International

International

 

Certificate in PH & Online MPH

MPH/

MHA

PhD*

PhD in

MCH

MPH/

MHA

PhD*

SOPHAS First Consideration

10/15/17

12/15/17

11/15/17

11/15/17

12/15/17

11/15/17

Supplemental Application

11/15/17

1/15/18

12/1/17

12/1/17

1/15/18

12/1/17

SOPHAS Final deadline *

11/15/17

4/15/18

2/15/18

12/15/17

2/15/18

2/15/18

Supplemental Application**

12/1/17

5/1/18

3/1/18

1/15/17

3/15/18

3/1/18

* Last day to submit SOPHAS                           ** Last day to submit the supplemental application