Admission deadlines and requirements vary across our academic programs. Please refer to the information below for details on the 2019-2020 application deadlines and requirements. If you are ready to apply, visit our graduate admissions page for detailed instructions. 

The 2020-2021 SOPHAS application cycle will open on August 18, 2020. For details on the 2020-2021 application deadlines click here.

If you are an international applicant, please visit International Student & Scholar Services graduate admissions for the additional documents you will need to submit.

NON-SOPHAS Programs Application Deadlines

Program 

Term/Applicant 

Final **

Global Health Certificate 

Spring – domestic/international 

Rolling  

Fall – domestic/international 

Rolling 

Graduate Gerontology Certificate Program 

Spring – domestic/international 

Rolling 

Fall – domestic/international 

Rolling 

 

SOPHAS Programs Application Deadlines 2019-2020

Program 

Term/Applicant 

Priority *

Final **

SOPHAS 

Supplemental

SOPHAS 

Supplemental

 MPH Behavioral  and Community Health Fall - domestic  12/15/19   1/17/20  07/03/20   07/31/20
 MPH Environmental Health Sciences Fall - domestic  12/15/19   1/17/20   07/03/20   07/31/20

MS Environmental Health Science  

Fall - domestic

12/15/19 

1/17/20 

07/03/20 

07/31/20

 

SOPHAS ONLINE Programs Application Deadlines 2020-2019

Program 

Term/Applicant 

Priority *

Final **

SOPHAS 

Supplemental

SOPHAS 

Supplemental

MPH (Behavioral and Community Health; Public Health Practice & Policy) 

Fall – domestic 

12/15/19

1/17/20

07/03/20 

07/31/20

MHA 

Fall – domestic 

12/15/19

1/17/20

07/03/20 

07/31/20

Certificate in Principles of Public Health 

Fall – domestic 

12/15/19

1/17/20

07/03/20

07/31/20

*Priority (a.k.a. First Consideration) is the first round of deadlines and may provide better access to funding. 
**Final deadlines represent the LAST day to submit the application.
 

Application Cycle for Fall 2020 Now Closed for the following programs

MA Kinesiology
MS Couple and Family Therapy
MHA and MPH Programs:  Biostatistics; Epidemiology;  Health Equity, Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation; Physical Activity 
Ph.D. Programs: Behavioral and Community Health; Epidemiology; Environmental Health Sciences; Health Services, Maternal and Child Health 
 

 

Application Deadlines 2020-2021

NON-SOPHAS Programs Application Deadlines

Program 

Term/Applicant 

Final **

MA Kinesiology Spring – domestic/international  09/04/20
Fall – domestic/international  12/04/20
MS Couple and Family Therapy Fall – domestic/international  01/15/21
PhD Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Fall – domestic/international  01/14/21
PhD Family Sciences Fall – domestic/international  12/01/20
PhD Kinesiology Spring – domestic/international  09/04/20
Fall – domestic/international  12/04/20

Global Health Certificate 

Spring – domestic/international 

Rolling  

Fall – domestic/international 

Rolling 

Graduate Gerontology Certificate Program 

Spring – domestic/international 

Rolling 

Fall – domestic/international 

Rolling 

 

SOPHAS Programs Application Deadlines 2020-2021

Program 

Term/Applicant 

Priority *

Final **

SOPHAS 

UMD

SOPHAS 

UMD

MPH1 

Fall  domestic   

12/18/20 

01/15/21

04/09/21

05/09/21

Fall – international 

12/18/20

01/15/21 

02/19/21

03/19/21 

MHA 

Fall – domestic   

12/18/20

01/15/21

04/09/21

05/09/21

Fall – international 

12/18/20

 01/15/21   02/19/21  03/19/21

MS Environmental Health Science  

Fall – domestic   

12/18/20

01/15/21

04/09/21

05/09/21

Fall – international  

12/18/20

01/15/21

02/19/21

03/19/21 

PhD2 

Fall – domestic/international 

11/13/20 

12/11/20

02/19/21

03/19/21

PhD Maternal & Child Health  

Fall – domestic/international 

- 

- 

12/01/20

01/08/21 

   

1MPH Programs: Behavioral and Community Health; Biostatistics; Epidemiology; Environmental Health Sciences; Health Equity; Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation; Physical Activity 

 

2PhD Programs: Behavioral and Community Health; Epidemiology; Environmental Health Sciences; Health Services  

 

ONLINE Programs Application Deadlines 2020-2021

Program 

Term/Applicant 

Priority *

Final **

SOPHAS 

UMD

SOPHAS 

UMD 

MPH (Behavioral and Community Health; Public Health Practice & Policy) 

Spring – domestic  

10/16/20

11/13/20

11/13/20

12/11/20

Fall – domestic 

12/18/20

01/15/21 

04/09/21

05/09/21

MHA 

Spring – domestic  

10/16/20

11/13/20

11/13/20

12/11/20

Fall – domestic 

12/18/20

01/15/21

04/09/21

05/09/21

Certificate in Principles of Public Health 

Fall – domestic 

12/18/20

01/15/21 

04/09/21

05/09/21

 
*Priority (a.k.a. First Consideration) is the first round of deadlines and may provide better access to funding. 
**Final deadlines represent the LAST day to submit the application.