The Division of Public Health admits students for Spring & Fall semesters each year. All application materials must be received by the Division of Public Health by October 1st for Spring semester and February 1st for Fall semester.

Application deadline: October 1 (Spring) / February 1 (Fall)

Required Documents

Documents for application:

  • Online application ApplyYourself link to
  • Transcripts
  • GRE scores/TOEFL for international students
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Current Resume or Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Initial faculty mentor

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. 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 PhD 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 1000 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) - PhD applicants must submit General Test scores from the GRE no older than 10 years; no exceptions.

TOEFL International students - Must submit TOEFL scores

Personal Interview 

May be required, including international applicants. Telephone interviews may be conducted and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Identify Possible Faculty Mentors

Review the research areas of faculty to identify those working in your area(s) of interest. Please identify these faculty members and describe your research interests in your statement of purpose. Applications will be reviewed by the nominated faculty members as part of the admissions process.

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.)

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For more Information

Hailey McCormick
Academic Advisor
Phone: 801-585-6808
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