MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES

The application process for the University of Utah Asia campus is simple. In preparation for your application follow the steps below and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have: Publichealthinfo@utah.edu

An applicant must have at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and must have attained an overall “B” average.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

The following admission deadlines apply to fall semester 2017 only (classes begin Monday, August 28th, 2017)

May 1st, 2017: Priority application deadline for admission
June 30th, 2017: Fall application deadline

GRADUATE APPLICATION PROCESS

Documents required for application:

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Demonstration of Competencies
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • TOEFL for international students
  • Online application: ApplyYourself (Please be sure and apply to the MPH (Asia Campus) program)

Online application – Once submitted, the application cannot be changed. Make sure you use an email you will have continued access to; notifications will be sent through that email. Also, upload all unofficial transcripts, including University of Utah if necessary.

To check the status of your application – 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.)

Transcripts – Unofficial undergraduate transcripts from each institution you attended must be uploaded in the ApplyYourself web application.

Official transcripts must be sent directly from each previous school to our office at the address below. The University of Utah accepts electronic transcripts as official from the following agencies only: Docufide by Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, AVOW, Utah Transcript and Record Exchange (UTREx), and Scrip-Safe. Please send electronic transcripts to admisstranscripts@sa.utah.edu.

Office of Admissions, Graduate Admissions Division
The University of Utah
201 S 1460 E
Room 250 S SSB
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Documents submitted for admission become the property of the University of Utah and cannot be returned.

Failure to provide final academic credentials will cause a registration hold to be placed on your record which will keep you from further registration until all missing credentials are received.

Demonstration of Competencies – Applicants without a terminal degree (eg. M.D., J.D., or Ph.D.) earned from U.S. institution will need to demonstrate adequate quantitative and qualitative competencies. Applicants can use prior college course work (e.g., completion of college algebra, calculus, 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 and department code 0616.

Submit English Proficiency – The University of Utah accepts the TOEFL with a minimum score of 80 iBT (550 pBT) and the IELTS examination with a minimum score of 6.5 (minimum score requirements are subject to change). Official scores must be less than two years old at the time of admission and must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from Education Testing Service (TOEFL) or from the center where you took the test (IELTS). Use the school code 4853 for the TOEFL. (Click here for more information on TOEFL)

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.

Visa information – Applicants who are not from the Republic of Korea will have to apply for a D-2 Visa for Regular Education Program. After you are admitted, you will need to submit visa application documents to an embassy or consulate of the Republic of Korea.

Credential evaluation – The University of Utah, Office of Admissions does all credential evaluation and does not require students to use a credential evaluation service. If proof of graduation is not listed on the transcript, a copy of the diploma or certificate of completion will be required.