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M.P.H. and M.H.S.A. Applicants
The Application Process
All M.P.H. and M.H.S.A. applications and supplemental materials should be submitted to SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service) or HAMPCAS (Healthcare Administration, Management & Policy Centralized Application Service), with the exception of GRE or GMAT scores. These test scores should be sent electronically to UM SPH.
UM SPH's non-refundable processing fee is $65 for domestic applicants and $75 for international. Payment information is found in the School instructions on SOPHASor HAMPCAS.
Specialized Fee Waiver Groups: Prospective students who verify their participation with one of the following groups are eligible for an application fee waiver. Each fee waiver is subject to approval. Verification should be submitted to email@example.com
Credentials for Application
UM SPH applications are not complete without the following:
Please see SOPHAS or HAMPCAS instructions for information on submitting the required materials. Note that UM SPH departments look for different prerequisites and additional information. Refer to department websites.
Applicants must submit official transcripts from any institutions at which they have completed post-secondary coursework directly to SOPHAS or HAMPCAS. You do not need to submit a second copy of your official transcript to UM SPH Admissions unless it is requested.
Individuals submitting transcripts from an international academic institution must first submit their transcripts to World
Education Services (WES) for a course-by-course credential evaluation.
Because this process can take some time, applicants should submit their transcripts to WES at least 1 month in advance
of the application deadline.
Applicants who are residing in the U.S. at the time of application but completed their academic training in a non-U.S.
institution must also adhere to this requirement.
Prospective students applying via SOPHAS must submit their WES directly to SOPHAS. Prospective students applying via HAMPCAS must submit their WES directly to UM SPH.
Statement of Purpose (Required):
This statement should be a concise, well-written essay about your educational background and reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in public health, specifically the area of study you wish to follow. This essay should be approximately 1500 words in length. You should give information about:
(This is required for Epidemiology and Biostatistics; it is optional for Health Behavior and Health Education, Health Management and Policy, and Environmental Health Sciences) This should be a brief description of your background and any personal experiences relevant to your interest in the field of public health or UM SPH. This essay should be approximately 500 words in length.
Resume or CV (Optional):
Applicants may upload a resume or CV directly to SOPHAS via their online application. No cover letter is required.
We require 3 letters of recommendation from either academic (i.e. a professor) or professional (i.e. a supervisor) sources. We do not accept personal references.
These letters should be submitted electronically via SOPHAS or HAMPCAS by your recommenders. Once you input your recommender’s contact information, SOPHAS or HAMPCAS will contact them directly with instructions..
All M.P.H. and M.H.S.A. applicants must submit test scores. We do not accept the DAT or LSAT.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE): All programs accept General GRE scores taken within the last five years. Test scores should be submitted electronically to institution code 1954 or 1839; there is no need to enter a department code.
Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT): The Health Management & Policy department will also accept the GMAT in lieu of the GRE. Our code is SN1-J6-70 and the scores are routed through the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is acceptable for all programs except Health Management and Policy and Biostatistics. HMP only accepts MCAT scores from individuals who are eligible for its dual M.D./M.P.H. program. MCAT scores may be submitted electronically to SOPHAS. No code is used. Please contact UM SPH Admissions if you are submitting an MCAT and applying via HAMPCAS.
For applicants whose native language is not English: Please refer to the English Requirements for minimum TOEFL score requirements and information on other English Proficiency Exams accepted. The TOEFL code for the University of Michigan is 1839.
For help with M.P.H. or M.H.S.A. applications contact the UM SPH Admissions Office at at (734) 764-9554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dual-Degree Applicants: If you are interested in dual or joint programs with other schools or colleges at the University of Michigan, you are required to apply to both programs separately. You may note this under the 'Additional Information' section of the SOPHAS or HAMPCAS application.
University of Michigan 4+1 Applicants have additional instructions and requirements.