The Division of Public Health admits students fall and spring semester each year.
(No late application will be accepted)
Fall: May 1st (Priority), July 1st (Final)
Spring: December 1st (Priority), January 15th (Final)
Documents Required for Application
- Online application ApplyYourself
- Official and unofficial Transcripts
- GRE scores (highly recommended) or demonstrated quantitative ability
- Three letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
- Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- English Proficiency for International Students
Online application - Once submitted, the application can’t be changed.
Be sure to review the Apply Yourself Tutorial to make sure you have included all of the required information. Make sure you use an email you will have continued access to; notifications will be sent through that email. Also, upload all unofficial transcripts, including University of Utah.
Transcripts - Prior to the admissions deadline: You must have an unofficial transcript from each institution from which you have earned college credit (including the University of Utah) uploaded to the online ApplyYourself application. There are instructions on this in the ApplyYourself tutorial.
If you are admitted into the MPH program: You must submit an official transcript from each institution from which you have earned college credit (except the University of Utah) to the Office of Admissions. Please see the Office of Admissions website for details on how to submit official transcripts. If you fail to submit official transcripts, you will be unable to register for classes.
Three letters of recommendation - Required for each masters applicant; the recommendation letters should come from persons familiar with the applicant's academic and professional capabilities, achievements, work experience and/or personal qualities—not family or friends. There is no specific format for these letters.
Statement of purpose - The statement, not to exceed 500 words, should include comments relevant to public health degree(s), reasons for choosing public health as a future career area, any previous relative work experience and how the training will facilitate your career goals.
Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) – Resumes and CV’s should be professional and up-to-date.
General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - The GRE is strongly recommended for applicants without a terminal degree (MD or PhD) earned in the U.S., with scores no older than five years (University of Utah school code 4853, department code 0616).
Applicants who do not take the GRE will need to demonstrate adequate quantitative ability through their college coursework (completion of calculus, or statistics with a B or better grade).
MCAT scores may be substituted only if the applicant has been accepted into the University of Utah medical school and plans to seek the MD/MPH or MD/MSPH. The medical school letter of acceptance must be attached to MCAT scores.
English Proficiency for International Students - Please see the Office of Admissions website for details on how to demonstrate English Proficiency.
Personal interview - May be required, including international applicants. Telephone interviews may be conducted and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Check Your Application Status
The ApplyYourself online program allows applicants to track their application by logging back into the system with your PIN and password. Applicants are able to, and responsible for, tracking the progress of their applications. (This is helpful to verify all of your letters of recommendation have been submitted.)