Admission Requirements

Sph Students

 

Congratulations on taking the first step toward graduate school! We are excited that you are considering our programs here at the University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health. Take a moment to review the admission requirements for all of our programs. If you have any additional questions, be sure to contact us here at the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health Office of Admissions.

 

Master of Public Health

UNTHSC conducts holistic application reviews. A completed bachelor’s degree or its equivalent is required. No specific degree or prerequisite coursework is required. Furthermore, there are no specific score requirements for GPA or GRE scores.

Applications are reviewed once they have been completed and verified by SOPHAS. UNTHSC does not offer conditional or provisional admission. All items must be received in order for an application to be reviewed and a decision rendered. 

To Apply:

  • Create an account in SOPHAS online application portal.sophas pic

In addition to the SOPHAS required documentation of official U.S./Canadian transcripts and C.V./Resume, please provide the following additional documentation with your application.

  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives (personal statement). This document should describe your interest in the field of study (degree and concentration) to which you are applying, your career goals, how the program will help you reach those goals and why you chose the UNTHSC School of Public Health to pursue your graduate education.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation. Ideal sources include academic professors, academic advisors and employment/internship supervisors. Physician shadowing letters are not recommended. Letters from friend or relative are never appropriate.
  • World Education Service (WES). ICAP Course-by-Course evaluation of academic records from institutions outside the U.S. and English-speaking Canada (if applicable). 
  • Standardized Test Scores are waived for applicants to Fall 2021. 

MPH Public Health Leadership Online

UNTHSC conducts holistic application reviews. A completed bachelor’s degree or its equivalent is required. No specific degree or prerequisite coursework is required. Furthermore, there are no specific score requirements for GPA or GRE scores. Applications are reviewed once they have been completed and verified by SOPHAS. UNTHSC does not offer conditional or provisional admission. All items must be received in order for an application to be reviewed and a decision rendered. 

To Apply:

  • Create an account in SOPHAS online application portal.sophas pic

In addition to the SOPHAS required documentation of official U.S./Canadian transcripts and C.V./Resume, please provide the following additional documentation with your application.

  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives (personal statement) describing your interest in the field of study (degree and concentration) to which you are applying, your career goals, how the program will help you reach those goals and why you chose the UNTHSC School of Public Health to pursue your graduate education.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation - ideal sources include academic professors, advisors and professional supervisors. Candidates currently enrolled in another masters or doctoral degree should include a recommendation from their current program advisor.
  • World Education Services (WES) ICAP Course-by-Course evaluation of academic records from institutions outside the U.S. and English-speaking Canada (if applicable)
  • Standardized Test Scores are waived for applicants to Fall 2021. 

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

UNTHSC conducts holistic application reviews. A completed bachelor’s degree or its equivalent is required. No specific degree or prerequisite coursework is required. Furthermore, there are no specific score requirements for GPA or GRE scores.

Applications are reviewed once they have been completed and verified by SOPHAS. UNTHSC does not offer conditional or provisional admission. All items must be received in order for an application to be reviewed and a decision rendered. 

To Apply:

  • Create an account in SOPHAS online application portal.sophas pic
  • Applicants to the MHA program may also apply through HAMPCAS

In addition to the SOPHAS required documentation of official U.S./Canadian transcripts and C.V./Resume, please provide the following additional documentation with your application.

  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives (personal statement). This document should describe your interest in the field of study (degree and concentration) to which you are applying, your career goals, how the program will help you reach those goals and why you chose the UNTHSC School of Public Health to pursue your graduate education.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation. Ideal sources include academic professors, academic advisors and employment/internship supervisors. Physician shadowing letters are not recommended. Letters from friend or relative are never appropriate.
  • World Education Service (WES). ICAP Course-by-Course evaluation of academic records from institutions outside the U.S. and English-speaking Canada (if applicable). 
  • Standardized Test Scores are waived for applicants to Fall 2021. 

Master of Health Administration (MHA) Online

UNTHSC conducts holistic application reviews. A completed bachelor’s degree or its equivalent is required. No specific degree or prerequisite coursework is required. Applicants to the MHA Online program must have at least two (2) years of relevant healthcare management or health administration experience. Applicants must also be gainfully employed within the field. 

Furthermore, there are no specific score requirements for GPA or GRE scores. Applications are reviewed once they have been completed and verified by SOPHAS. UNTHSC does not offer conditional or provisional admission. All items must be received in order for an application to be reviewed and a decision rendered. 

To Apply:

  • Create an account in SOPHAS online application portal.sophas pic
  • Applicants to the MHA Online program may also apply through HAMPCAS

In addition to the SOPHAS required documentation of official U.S./Canadian transcripts and C.V./Resume, please provide the following additional documentation with your application.

  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives (personal statement) describing your interest in the field of study (degree and concentration) to which you are applying, your career goals, how the program will help you reach those goals and why you chose the UNTHSC School of Public Health to pursue your graduate education.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation - ideal sources include academic professors, advisors and professional supervisors. Candidates currently enrolled in another masters or doctoral degree should include a recommendation from their current program advisor.
  • World Education Services (WES) ICAP Course-by-Course evaluation of academic records from institutions outside the U.S. and English-speaking Canada (if applicable)
  • Standardized Test Scores are waived for applicants to Fall 2021. 

Master of Science (M.S.) in Public Health Sciences

UNTHSC conducts holistic application reviews. A completed bachelor’s degree or its equivalent is required. No specific degree or prerequisite coursework is required. Furthermore, there are no specific score requirements for GPA or GRE scores.

Applications are reviewed once they have been completed and verified by SOPHAS. UNTHSC does not offer conditional or provisional admission. All items must be received in order for an application to be reviewed and a decision rendered. 

To Apply:

  • Create an account in SOPHAS online application portal.sophas pic

In addition to the SOPHAS required documentation of official U.S./Canadian transcripts and C.V./Resume, please provide the following additional documentation with your application.

  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives (personal statement). This document should describe your interest in the field of study (degree and concentration) to which you are applying, your career goals, how the program will help you reach those goals and why you chose the UNTHSC School of Public Health to pursue your graduate education. Please note your specific area of interest in regards to research and identify 2-3 faculty at UNTHSC in this area who could potentially serve as mentors.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation. Ideal sources include academic professors, advisors and professional supervisors. Physician shadowing letters are not recommended. Letters from peer-colleagues, friends or relatives are never appropriate.
  • World Education Service (WES). ICAP Course-by-Course evaluation of academic records from institutions outside the U.S. and English-speaking Canada (if applicable). 
  • Standardized Test Scores are waived for applicants to Fall 2021. 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health Sciences

UNTHSC conducts holistic application reviews. A completed bachelor’s degree or its equivalent is required. No specific degree or prerequisite coursework is required. Furthermore, there are no specific score requirements for GPA or GRE scores.

Applications are reviewed once they have been completed and verified by SOPHAS. UNTHSC does not offer conditional or provisional admission. All items must be received in order for an application to be reviewed and a decision rendered. 

To Apply:

  • Create an account in SOPHAS online application portal.sophas pic

In addition to the SOPHAS required documentation of official U.S./Canadian transcripts and C.V./Resume, please provide the following additional documentation with your application.

  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives (personal statement) describing your interest in the field of study (degree and concentration) to which you are applying, your career goals, how the program will help you reach those goals and why you chose the UNTHSC School of Public Health to pursue your graduate education.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation. Ideal sources include academic professors, advisors and professional supervisors. 
  • Writing Sample or Publication (optional)
  • World Education Service (WES). ICAP Course-by-Course evaluation of academic records from institutions outside the U.S. and English-speaking Canada (if applicable). 
  • Standardized Test Scores are waived for applicants to Fall 2021. 

Graduate Certificate and Non-Degree Students

UNTHSC conducts holistic application reviews. A completed bachelor’s degree or its equivalent is required. No minimum GPA or test score is required for consideration. No specific undergraduate courses are required.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Official transcripts from all colleges & universities attended
  • Create an account and apply via the SOPHAS Express online application portal. This process will include personal information and academic history
  • Submit the following to SOPHAS Express:

  • Unofficial transcripts. Transcripts from all schools attended. Even schools that didn't ultimately award a degree, all are required.
    • Admitted students will be required to submit official transcripts to UNTHSC prior to enrolling in classes.
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae. Your resume should reflect your full history including volunteer activities, clubs, research, conference presentations and relevant work experience.
  • $50 application fee due to SOPHAS Express.
  • Review our Graduate Certificate programs online for additional information.

    International Applicants

    In addition to the admission requirements above, international applicants must also meet additional requirements. Learn more about applying as an international applicant here: International Applicants Information. If you have questions about acquiring a visa or if you have questions about any international student services, please visit the university international services office or contact them directly via e-mail at international@unthsc.edu,

     

    NOTE: UNTHSC School of Public Health does not sponsor student visas for international students for the online, non-degree or certificate programs.

    Start your admissions application to your program of interest today! Click on the appropriate link below and start your admission application to one of our programs here at the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health.

    MPH, MPH Online, MHA, MHA Online, MS, and PhD students may apply via SOPHAS.

    Dual Degree, Graduate Certificate, and Non-degree seeking students may apply via SOPHAS Express.

    MHA and MHA Online students may apply via HAMPCAS or SOPHAS.

    Apply via SOPHAS
    Apply via SOPHAS Express
    Apply via HAMPCAS

     

    Still Have Questions?

    Contact the SPH Admissions team to discuss your interest remotely via a one-on-one campus virtual chat. You may also contact us in the SPH Admissions Office via phone at (817) 735-2401 or e-mail at sph@unthsc.edu.

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    This page was last modified on August 25, 2020