How to Apply - Master of Public Health Degree

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications to our program using SOPHAS, the centralized application service for public health schools and programs. We accept applications throughout the academic year. In order for our Admissions Committee to review an application, it must be completed with the following application materials:

  • Completed SOPHAS application, including fee
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or CV
  • GRE or MCAT scores
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language are required to submit scores from the TOEFL exam.

For international applicants or those attending foreign institutions: SOPHAS requires that transcripts 
from colleges and universities outside the U.S. be evaluated by World Education Services (WES). Please 
see www.wes.org/sophas for instructions.

All official transcripts and other application documents should be addressed to:
SOPHAS
P.O. Box 9111
Watertown, MA 02471-9111

Applications will not be considered complete or reviewed for admission until ALL supporting documents have been received. Application deadlines are listed to the right.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The SOPHAS application will prompt the applicant to select which specialty track he or she is interested in pursuing. This is only used to gauge interest, and is not final. Students can elect to switch tracks or finalize their track once they are admitted to the program. If you are unsure of your specialty track interest, please select General Public Health.  

Program Eligibility 
Applicants must possess a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. While there are no specific course requirements, official transcripts will be reviewed for demonstration of satisfactory performance in quantitative and qualitative methods and in social and biological sciences. Students are selected on the basis of demonstrated past academic achievement.

Affirmative Action
The Graduate Program in Public Health complies with the affirmative action policy of Icahn School of Medicine by considering all applicants to the Program on the basis of their total merit. The Program does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or citizenship status, in accordance with institutional policy and in compliance with the requirements of the Civil Rights Act, the Education Amendments, the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

MD-MPH Dual Degree Students
Students who are applying for a dual MD/MPH degree do not need to submit a SOPHAS application; however, dual degree applicants should submit a supplemental application. Please contact the Program Office for details.

Non-Degree Students
Students who are interested in taking courses without matriculating for the full degree are welcome to take up to 12 credits of coursework.  

Contact Us

publichealth@mssm.edu
Tel: 212-824-7292
Fax: 212-824-2327

Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)
17 E. 102nd Street
New York, New York 10029