The Division of Public Health admits students fall and spring semester each year.

Application Deadline

(No late application will be accepted)

Spring:  September 15 (Priority), November 1 (Final)  
Fall:  February 1 (Priority), April 15 (Final)

Documents Required for Application

Primary application through SOPHAS

  • Official transcripts for US/Canadian applicants
    • WES evaluation and unofficial transcripts for international applicants
  • 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 applicants (TOEFL/IELTS)

Secondary online application through ApplyYourself

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • English proficiency for international students

Online application - Applicants must submit an application through the SOPHAS system and the University of Utah’s ApplyYourself system. Applicants will receive information on applying at the University of Utah during the SOPHAS application process.

Transcripts - You must have an official transcript from each institution from which you earned college credit uploaded (including the University of Utah) to the online SOPHAS application.

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.

Other Requirements


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 4932 University of Utah Division of Public Health SOPHAS).

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.

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Contact Information

April Sanders-Aboulila
Program Manager
Phone: 801-581-6385

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