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 (MPH)

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 for the School of Public Health Masters programs.

To Apply:

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

  • PRIORITY DEADLINE: March 15

    Priority applicants are automatically considered for scholarship opportunities. We suggest submitting your application by February 15 to allow time for SOPHAS verification. Applications are accepted on an ongoing, space-available basis after the priority deadline until all spots are filled or June 1.

    Submit the following:

  • Official transcripts. Transcripts from all schools attended. Even schools that didn't ultimately award a degree, all are required.
  • Official graduate test scores. GRE or alternative graduate entrance exam is required. GRE institution code 6565 for SOPHAS applicants / 6128 for HAMPCAS applicants. Other accepted tests include GMAT, MCAT, PCAT, LSAT and DAT.
  • 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.
  • Personal Statement. 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 UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health for your graduate education.
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae. Your resume should reflect your full history including volunteer activities, clubs, research, conference presentations and relevant work experience.



  • Review the Master of Public Health program online for additional information.

    Master of Public Health (MPH) Professional Option Online

    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 for the School of Public Health Masters programs.

    To Apply:

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

  • Submit the following:


  • Official transcripts. Transcripts from all schools attended. Even schools that didn't ultimately award a degree, all are required.
  • Official graduate test scores. GRE or alternative graduate entrance exam is required. GRE institution code 6565 for SOPHAS applicants / 6128 for HAMPCAS applicants. Other accepted tests include GMAT, MCAT, PCAT, LSAT and DAT.
  • 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.
  • Personal Statement. 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 UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health for your graduate education.
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae. Your resume should reflect your full history including volunteer activities, clubs, research, conference presentations and relevant work experience.



  • Review the Master of Public Health Online program online for additional information.

    Master of Health Administration

    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 for the School of Public Health Masters programs.

    To Apply:

  • Create an account in SOPHAS online application portal or HAMPCAS sophas pic

  • PRIORITY DEADLINE: March 15

    Priority applicants are automatically considered for scholarship opportunities. We suggest submitting your application by February 15 to allow time for SOPHAS verification. Applications are accepted on an ongoing, space-available basis after the priority deadline until all spots are filled or June 1.

    Submit the following:

  • Official transcripts. Transcripts from all schools attended. Even schools that didn't ultimately award a degree, all are required.
  • Official graduate test scores. GRE or alternative graduate entrance exam is required. GRE institution code 6565 for SOPHAS applicants / 6128 for HAMPCAS applicants. Other accepted tests include GMAT, MCAT, PCAT, LSAT and DAT.
  • 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.
  • Personal Statement. 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 UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health for your graduate education.
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae. Your resume should reflect your full history including volunteer activities, clubs, research, conference presentations and relevant work experience.



  • Review the Master of Health Administration program online for more information.

    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 minimum GPA or test score is required for consideration. No specific undergraduate courses are required for the School of Public Health Masters programs.

    To Apply:

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

  • Submit the following:

  • Official transcripts. Transcripts from all schools attended. Even schools that didn't ultimately award a degree, all are required.
  • Official graduate test scores. GRE or alternative graduate entrance exam is required. GRE institution code 6565 for SOPHAS applicants. Other accepted tests include GMAT, MCAT, PCAT, LSAT and DAT
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation. Ideal sources include academic professors, academic advisors and employment/internship supervisors. Physician shadowing letters are not recommended. Letters from peer-colleague, friend or relative are never appropriate.
  • Personal Statement. 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 UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health for your graduate education.
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae. Your resume should reflect your full history including volunteer activities, clubs, research, conference presentations and relevant work experience.

    Review the Master of Science in Public Health Sciences program online for additional information.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health Sciences

    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 for the School of Public Health doctoral program.

  • A Bachelor's degree or its equivalent is required. A Master's degree is preferred.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.25 is required.
  • Select candidates will be invited to interview.

    To Apply:

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

  • Priority Deadline: December 1st. Applications are accepted on an ongoing, space-available basis after the priority deadline until all spots are filled or January 15th.

    Submit the following:

  • Official transcripts. Transcripts from all schools attended. Even schools that didn't ultimately award a degree, all are required.
  • Official graduate test scores. GRE or alternative graduate entrance exam is required. GRE institution code 6565 for SOPHAS applicants. Other accepted tests include GMAT, MCAT, PCAT, LSAT and DAT.
  • No GRE waivers are offered for PhD applicants; all applicants must submit valid test scores.
  • 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.
  • Personal Statement. 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 UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health for your graduate education.
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae. Your resume should reflect your full history including volunteer activities, clubs, research, conference presentations and relevant work experience.
  • Writing Sample. Substantial research work or publication is recommended to submit for review.


  • Review the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health Sciences program online for more information.

    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, MS, and PhD students may apply via SOPHAS.

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

    MHA 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 our admissions webinar or in-person via a one-on-one campus visit or SPH preview day. 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 October 15, 2019