Applications and Deadlines

Master of Public Health (MPH)/Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA)

Master of Science (MS)

Doctoral

Undergraduate


Application processes and deadlines vary based on the degree and program you are applying to. 

The University of Michigan School of Public Health admissions team is here to help you throughout the application process. If your application has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at sph-inquiries@umich.edu.


Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree and Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) Degree Applications

All MPH and MHSA applications, including those for residential and online programs, must be submitted via SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Services).

Application Requirements

MPH/MHSA Deadlines for Fall 2022 Admission

Program

Priority Application Deadline

Final Application Deadline
Residential MPH/MHSA December 1, 2021 May 15, 2022*
Online MPH February 1, 2022 May 15, 2022

*The Final Application deadline for residential international MPH/MHSA applicants is January 15, 2022.

We encourage applicants to submit prior to the priority deadline to ensure they are considered for scholarships. Those who submit afterward are not guaranteed consideration. Funds are available on a first come first served basis. 


Master of Science (MS) Degree Applications

MS applications for both residential and online programs should be submitted through the Rackham Graduate School online application.

MS admissions is administered by the Rackham Graduate School and School of Public Health departments. Applicants will interact with the Michigan Public Health department to which they would like to apply and Rackham Graduate School.

MS Deadlines for Fall 2022 Admission

Program

Priority Application Deadline

Final Application Deadline
Residential MS  December 1, 2021 Varies by Department  (Learn more)
Online MS February 1, 2022 May 15, 2022

We encourage applicants to submit prior to the priority deadline to ensure they are considered for scholarships. Those who submit afterward are not guaranteed consideration. Funds are available on a first come first served basis. 

Application Requirements


Doctoral Degree (PhD) Applications

PhD applications should be submitted through the Rackham Graduate School online application.

PhD admissions is administered by the Rackham Graduate School and School of Public Health departments. Applicants will interact with the Michigan Public Health department to which they would like to apply and Rackham Graduate School. 

PhD Deadlines for Fall 2022 Admission

Application deadlines for Fall 2022 admission to doctoral programs vary by department and program, though most are due by December 1, 2021. Department Coordinators can provide deadline information for specific degrees.   

Application Requirements


Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) Degrees

The BA in Community and Global Public Health and BS in Public Health Sciences programs are submitted through the University of Michigan portal.

Application Requirements 

Deadlines for Fall 2022 Admission

  • Priority Application Deadline: January 15, 2022
  • Final Application Deadline: February 1, 2022

Non-Degree Candidate for Degree

Applicants can request a Non-Candidate for Degree (NCFD) application by contacting sph-inquiries@umich.edu. NCFDs are admitted on a per-term basis, can only register for a course on the first day of classes, can only take up to two courses in one semester, and can only take 10 credits as a NCFD in a lifetime.  In addition, permission from the course instructor of each course is required to register. If you have been denied admission, dismissed, or placed on probation by you cannot apply to take courses.

The application deadline for the Winter 2022 start is December 15, 2021. The application deadline for Fall 2022 is August 15, 2022.

Minimum Requirements for Unclassified Admission

  • Undergraduate Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) minimum of 3.00.
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree earned from a regionally accredited institution.

This type of admission is not applicable for international Students on F-1 visas. The current Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requirement for F-1 visa holders is full-time enrollment, which is not applicable for this status.

Application Requirements

  • SPH Unclassified Special Non-Degree Application
  • $75 Non-Refundable Application Fee
  • An official transcript with a bachelor’s or master’s degree posted
  • Resume or CV

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)/Undocumented Applicants

All undocumented individuals are eligible for admission to any degree program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and consideration for merit-based awards whether or not they have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA). The University of Michigan School of Public Health is taking steps to create a clear path for prospective students to attend graduate school at the School of Public Health regardless of immigration status. For help navigating the application process, please contact sph-inquiries@umich.edu.

Applicants who also meet specific criteria may also take additional steps through the Residency Office to prove Michigan residency and possibly qualify for in-state tuition.

How We Make Our Admissions Decisions

Michigan Public Health practices a holistic review process when making graduate students admission decisions. Reviewers give careful consideration to all materials submitted by a student. We look at grades and key coursework, essays, experience, and letters of recommendation. 

Standardized Tests

Standardized test scores are not required for applicants applying to any master’s- or doctoral-level program for the academic year starting fall 2022. If you have taken a standardized test such as the GRE or MCAT and want to submit your scores, please note that they will not be used as an official metric during application review. Scores may be used by some programs after the admissions decision is made to inform future use of standardized test scores in the admissions process. Reach out to admissions staff at sph-inquiries@umich.edu if you have questions.

To submit standardized test scores, follow the instructions below.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE): All programs accept general official GRE scores taken within the last five years. Test scores should be submitted electronically to institution code 1954 and/or 1839; there is no need to enter a department code. 

Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT): MCAT scores may be submitted electronically from AAMC to SOPHAS. No code is used.

International Students

International applicants will find additional information on our International Students page.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Questions?

For more information about the admissions process, contact our admissions team at sph-inquiries@umich.edu or 734-763-3860.

If you would like to receive more information about a specific department or program, please connect with us through our prospective student inquiry form.

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