International Applicants

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International students are an important part of the SPH community providing valuable perspectives and contributions. To comply with the federal laws, applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States have to complete additional steps when applying to a program at U-M SPH. As a result, it is extremely important for international applicants to submit their applications early in the admission cycle.

M.S. and Ph.D. Applicants

Refer to the Rackham Graduate School website.

Applicants to the Health Management and Policy M.S. program with transcripts from an international institution (non-U.S. university, college, or school) are required to submit credential evaluations from WES directly to the department.

M.P.H. and M.H.S.A. Applicants

All applicants must have a U.S. bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution. If your degree is from a non-U.S. college or school, the institution must be recognized and approved by the Ministry of Education or commission responsible for higher education in the country where the degree was earned. Applicants with transcripts from an international institution (non-U.S. university, college, or school) are required to submit a WES ICAP evaluation. SOPHAS applicants receive a WES discount when sending their report to SOPHAS (which we will receive).

SOPHAS considers English Canadian transcripts non-foreign.  They will verify those transcripts without a WES. Canadian transcripts in French must submit the WES evaluation to SOPHAS (as they consider those foreign).

The hard deadline for all U-M SPH applications from international students is January 15th; no exceptions.

 Useful Resources for International Students