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How to Apply


Apply online through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for all of the accredited schools of public health. Application materials, including transcripts, statement of purpose, resume, and letters of recommendation, will be submitted through SOPHAS. See the SOPHAS FAQs for tips on getting started and a recommended timeline.

Information on the SOPHAS application fee waiver (fee waivers are financial-based, service-based, or international-based).



Official U.S. and Canadian Transcripts - Transcripts should be submitted from all colleges/universities attended to SOPHAS at:
PO Box 9111
Watertown, MA 02471

International Transcripts – International transcripts (not including study abroad transcripts) must be evaluated by the World Evaluation Service at

No transcripts are required at the University of Arizona at this point. You will need a copy of your transcripts, or access to them electronically, in order to enter your coursework into SOPHAS.

Read more about the transcript process at the SOPHAS FAQ page.


Test Scores

GRE scores are not required for MPH & MS programs. GRE scores are only required for Fall 2024 PhD Epidemiology program applicants.

Optional test scores: use the codes below if you are submitting competitive scores

  • GRE: UA College of Public Health/SOPHAS Code 4253, which routes scores directly to SOPHAS
  • For required English Proficiency score codes, please visit the International Students Page. 

Supplemental Application

Once you have completed your SOPHAS application, submit a short supplemental application through the University of Arizona Graduate College and pay the application fee: All Main Campus (Tucson) MPH students should select "Public Health (MPH)" from the Program of Study drop down menu. *Main Campus MPH HSA applicants can select the specific concentration on the drop down. 
Information on the Graduate College application fee waiver (for participants in sponsored programs such as McNair or Sloan).


Financial Assistance

If you are admitted to the College of Public Health, we will e-mail you a link to our College of Public Health Scholarship and Teaching Assistantship Application. Completing this application will qualify you for college scholarships, fellowships, and teaching assistantships.


If you are a US citizen or permanent resident and will be seeking financial aid in the form of loans, fellowships, or scholarships, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 deadline for priority processing.


If you are an international applicant, please be aware that you will need to certify that you possess adequate financial resources to support yourself while in residence at the University of Arizona. Please see more information about the Financial Guarantee.


View more information on tuition and financial assistance.

Dual Degree Programs
Review Process

Once your application is complete and verified by SOPHAS, the College of Public Health faculty admissions committee reviews your SOPHAS application.


The College of Public Health sends an e-mail and mailed letter notifying you of our admissions recommendation. Admissions recommendations are typically sent two months after the deadline. For example, if you apply for our January 15th deadline, a recommendation will be sent to you by the first week of March.


The College of Public Health recommends admission or denial to the UA Graduate College. The UA Graduate College is the entity that officially admits students to the university.


Should you be recommended for admission, the Graduate College will verify that you have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and that your GPA is equivalent to a 3.0 or higher. If you have fewer than 12 graduate level credits, your GPA from those credits will be factored into your undergraduate GPA. If you have 12 or more graduate level credits, your GPA will be calculated based only on the graduate level credits.


If admitted, the Graduate College will send an e-mail with your official offer of admission to the University of Arizona.


If admitted, your admission may be "subject to" submitting official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. If you are admitted "subject to" submitting official transcripts, they must be submitted by September and should be submitted directly to the UA Graduate College at:
The University of Arizona, Graduate Admissions
Administration 322
PO Box 210066
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066

Or bring your transcripts to the Graduate College front counter of the Administration building, Room 322 when you arrive on campus.


If you have left or been dismissed from a graduate program at the UA College of Public Health and wish to return, you will need to reapply following the readmission policies and procedures.



Please contact the Office of Student Affairs at or (520) 626-3201

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