Masters of Public Health



Priority Deadline*

International On Campus Deadline

Domestic On Campus

Online Programs 


February 15

April 1

June 1

June 1





October 1

*Priority deadline is for scholarship consideration.

Step 1 | SOPHAS Admission & Application Requirements

The Application

To apply for admission to the Master of Public Health program, applicants are required to complete the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) application.*

*Exception: MPH Dual degree-seeking students, please see the individual program page for details on application instructions.
Applicants must hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university.
Concentration with Prerequisites:
  •  Epidemiology Concentration Prerequisites: 

The student must have received the equivalent of a grade of B or higher in one college level precalculus or similar math course.  

  •  Environmental and Occupational Health Prerequisites:

The student must have successfully completed the following courses: one semester of biology, one semester of chemistry, and one semester of college-level math.

  •  Biostatistics Concentration Prerequisites: 

The student must have received the equivalent of a grade of B or better in college level statistics and algebra.  One calculus course is recommended. 

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts are required from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. 
Domestic or US Transcripts
Must be sent from the institution's Registrar’s Office directly to SOPHAS at the following address:
SOPHAS Mailing and Contact Information
SOPHAS | P.O. Box 9111 | Watertown, MA 02471
617-612-2090 | Email | Website
International Transcripts
All non-US transcripts must be evaluated by the World Education Service (WES) using their ICAP Course-by-course evaluation service.  For further instructions, you may visit

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - GRE Institutional Code 0695

The GRE is optional for all applicants, but it is highly recommended for any applicant with below a 3.0 GPA from their previous coursework.  

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants must submit 3 letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to academic, practice and/or research abilities.

        Guidelines and Suggestions:

Personal Statement

The personal statement should be single-spaced, no more than one page in length, and describe the applicants:


The personal statement is your introduction to the faculty and your opportunity to relay why you should be accepted into the program.  This document is vital piece of the admission process and should be well written.  Please take the time to present yourself in the best possible manner. 

Resume or CV

An updated resume/CV that includes:

English Proficiency Requirement

TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores are required of all applicants who has not received a previous degree from a US institution or a country where the only official language is English, such as U.K., Australia, or Canada (excluding Quebec). 

Minimum Requirements:

Scores must have been earned within two years prior the desired term of entry.

Submitting your official scores:


Step 2 | Check Your Application Status on SOPHAS 

You should check the SOPHAS portal to ensure that all required documents have been received by SOPHAS and that your completed application has been sent to UNMC College of Public Health. Please note that it may take SOPHAS up to 3-4 weeks to process and send your SOPHAS application to UNMC. It is recommended that you begin the application process well in advance of the application deadline.

Upon receiving your completed application and supporting documents, your application will be considered ready for review. The UNMC College of Public Health Admissions Committee reviews applications weekly and will review your application once it is complete and verified. Following review, a decision will be made regarding your application status. You will receive notification of the decision via e-mail within 7 days of the committee decision.

Contact Information

UNMC College of Public Health
984359 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE. 68198-4359
Phone: 402-552-9867


The University of Nebraska Medical Center takes pride in its diverse population and is committed to providing all students the opportunity to take full advantage of its programs and facilities. In keeping with this philosophy, UNMC strives to eliminate architectural and programmatic barriers that may prevent qualified students with disabilities from obtaining an academic or professional degree. If you are a student with a disability who needs reasonable accommodations to fully participate in PROGRAM NAME, including the interview process [or other applicable admissions-based activities] please contact the Accessibility Services Center at or 402.559.7276 or by visiting Accessibility Services Center Website.