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The Division of Public Health admits students fall and spring semester each year.


Application deadline (no late application will be accepted):

Fall:  May 1st (Priority), June 1st (Final)
Spring:  December 1st (Priority), January 15th (Final)

Documents Required for Application

Primary application through SOPHAS

  • Official transcripts for US/Canadian applicants
    • WES evaluation and unofficial transcripts for international applicants
  • GRE scores (highly recommended) or demonstrated quantitative ability
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • English proficiency for international applicants (TOEFL/IELTS)

Secondary online application through ApplyYourself

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • English proficiency for international students


The GRE is strongly recommended for applicants without a terminal degree. Applicants who do not take the GRE will need to demonstrate adequate quantitative ability through their college coursework (completion of college algebra, calculus, or statistics with a B or better grade).


Online application - PLEASE NOTE: On the application, under ‘Program Information’ please select ‘Salt Lake City Campus’ and ‘Intended graduate program and degree: Public Health MPH’ even if you are applying to the Asia campus.


Please indicate the Asia Campus in the last ‘Public Health’ section, from the ‘Location’ drop-down menu that says ‘Please specify the University of Utah location you plan on attending (choose one):’, please select ‘Incheon, South Korea’.


In the ApplyYourself application, under ‘Program Information,’ please select ‘Asia Campus’ and ‘Public Health MPH (Asia Campus).’


In the SOPHAS application, under ‘Add Program,’ please select ‘Master of Public Health Utah Asia Campus.’

Transcripts - Prior to the admissions deadline: You must have an unofficial transcript from each institution from which you have earned college credit (including the University of Utah) uploaded to the online ApplyYourself application. There are instructions on this in the ApplyYourself tutorial.
If you are admitted into the MPH program: You must submit an official transcript from each institution from which you have earned college credit (except the University of Utah) to the Office of Admissions. Please see the Office of Admissions website for details on how to submit official transcripts. If you fail to submit official transcripts, you will be unable to register for classes.

Demonstration of Competencies - Applicants without a terminal degree (e.g., MD, JD, or PhD) earned from a U.S. institution will need to demonstrate adequate quantitative competencies. Applicants can use prior college course work (e.g., completion of college algebra, calculous or statistics with a B or better grade) or scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Submit GRE scores using University of Utah school code 4853, department code 0616.

Three letters of recommendation - Required for each masters applicant; the recommendation letters should come from persons familiar with the applicant's academic and professional capabilities, achievements, work experience and/or personal qualities—not family or friends. There is no specific format for these letters.

Statement of purpose - The statement, not to exceed 500 words, should include comments relevant to public health degree(s), reasons for choosing public health as a future career area, any previous relative work experience and how the training will facilitate your career goals.

Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) – Resumes and CV’s should be professional and up-to-date.

Other Requirements


TOEFL international students - Must submit TOEFL scores

Personal Interview 

May be required, including international applicants. Telephone interviews may be conducted and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Check Your Application Status

The ApplyYourself online program allows applicants to track their application by logging back into the system with your PIN and password. Applicants are able to, and responsible for, tracking the progress of their applications. (This is helpful to verify all of your letters of recommendation have been submitted.)